Fundraisers smash £4k target honouring mobility scooter crash victim

By Jordan Reynolds | Cannock | Crime | Published:

More than £4,000 has been raised for the funeral of a great-grandmother killed in a suspected hit-and-run crash as she rode her mobility scooter on New Year's Eve.

Flowers at the scene where Sharon Jenkins, inset, died

The donations for Sharon Jenkins include a payment of £2,000 from one person alone, hitting the target of £4,000 in one day.

The 62-year-old died when she was hit by a car in Cannock as she travelled to spend New Year's Eve with her family at 6.30pm on Tuesday.

Paramedics spent 20 minutes trying to save Ms Jenkins but she was pronounced dead at the scene on Pye Green Road near Moorhill Primary School.

Her family have paid tribute to the "loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt".

Flowers at the scene

Meanwhile the 27-year-old man from Cannock suspected of causing Ms Jenkins' death has been released under investigation pending further enquiries, Staffordshire Police said.

The man was arrested in the early hours of New Year's Day on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene.

A VW Golf was involved in the crash. For more information, or to donate, visit

Anyone who saw the collision or has any information that could help with the police investigation, including relevant dash cam footage, is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 590 of December 31.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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