Laura Hazeldine (pictured) was at Fifteens on Ormskirk Road, Pemberton on Friday, April 8, visiting relatives in Wigan. She died tragically in hospital after the Land Rover hit the group of pedestrians outside the crowded site
Meet the ‘wonderful and inspiring’ math teacher who was killed when a Land Rover rammed into a group outside a pub in Manchester.
Laura Hazeldine was at Fifteens on Ormskirk Road, Pemberton on Friday, April 8, when she was visiting family in Wigan.
She died tragically in hospital after the Land Rover hit the group of pedestrians outside the busy site. Two men were also seriously injured in the accident.
Flower tributes and messages from friends and family were left at the scene.
Relatives also paid tribute to the “most amazing and inspiring woman to grace the planet” on social media.
They also thanked emergency services for their work to save Mrs. Hazeldine.
Her daughter Maggie posted photos with her mom alongside a message that read, “Friday night I lost my beautiful mom, I wish she was still here to hold my hand and tell me everything will be okay.
“She was the most amazing and inspiring woman to grace the planet, growing up I wish she knew she was the woman I most wanted to be, she was brave and never let the world dull her kindness, I love your mama, don’ I don’t know how to do this without you.’
And Mrs Hazeldine’s niece Jade also paid tribute to her, calling her a “beautiful soul taken way too soon.”
Her post added: ‘Cherish every moment you have with your loved ones because you literally never know when it will be the last time.’
Two men were also seriously injured in the accident. Tributes described Ms Hazeldine as a ‘beautiful soul taken too soon’. In the photo: police on site on April 8
Mrs Hazeldine was a maths teacher at Ernulf Academy in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, and the school paid tribute to their beloved colleague. A letter from the director Avin Bissoo to the parents states: ‘It is with a heavy heart that I have to inform you of the passing of our colleague, Mrs Laura Hazeldine, on Friday 9 April.
Laura was a much loved and respected individual who made a huge impact during her time with Ernulf – transitioning from a teaching assistant to the challenge of becoming a full-time teacher within the newly formed Mathematics Department. She was not only our colleague, but also our good friend.
‘She was loved and respected by our staff and students; always available to offer a kind word, a smile or a helping hand. She will be greatly missed. Laura’s death is tragic, untimely and disturbing. I know that as a school community we will join forces and support each other during this time.’
Jacob Gaskell, 19, appeared before the Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court on Monday, April 11, charged with several driving violations in connection with Friday’s crash. Pictured: the police scene on April 8
Students affected by her death will receive support when the school returns from the Easter holidays.
A memorial and memorial service marking the life of Ms Hazeldine will take place in the new term.
Jacob Gaskell, 19, appeared before the Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court on Monday, April 11, charged with several driving violations in connection with Friday’s crash.
He was remanded in custody for his next appearance on May 16 at Bolton Crown Court.
Pictured: The police scene on April 9 after the crash on Friday April 8