August 31 2014 Latest news:
Exclusive by Sam Gelder
Friday, July 4, 2014
A woman who died in a terrifyingly freak car crash that saw her vehicle launched 20ft on top of a multi-storey car park has been named as mother-of-two Remi Akinmoyewa, a primary school French teacher.
Neighbours have paid tribute to the 32-year-old, of Claydon Court in Petworth Way, Hornchurch, who they described as “absolutely lovely.”
Mrs Akinmoyewa was killed last Thursday morning when her silver Toyota Corolla hit a roundabout and was launched onto the multi-storey car park roof. It was about 30 yards away and 20ft above the A20 road in Dover, Kent.
The car flew across the roof, hitting two vehicles and dropping off the opposite side of the building. Mrs Akinmoyewa, the only person in the car, was found laying on the car park roof and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Neighbours paid tribute to the “lovely” victim, who leaves behind a husband and two young children.
Neighbour Tina Morphew, 53, said: “Remi would help me with my shopping. She was absolutely lovely. Even if it was raining she would get soaking wet helping me, she would insist. It made me cry when I was told. She had two lovely little kids.”
Another neighbour, who did not wish to be named, added: “She would always put herself out for someone.
“No one could believe it when we found out. I saw her the day before. You don’t expect things like that on your doorstep.” Witnesses described their disbelief at seeing the car “tumbling” across the Megger building car park after hitting the Western Heights roundabout.
Brian Rees, whose office at P&O overlooks the car park, told the Recorder: “It is very difficult to understand what happened. For a few seconds I saw a view of the car tumbling in the air as it came over the top deck [of the car park].
“My heart sank as it struck me that in all probability I’d just witnessed a tragedy.”
Mrs Akinmoyewa had travelled over the Dartford Crossing at 8.15am onto the M25, before driving down through Kent to the A20.
Kent police are investigating the incident and appealing for people who saw the car on the road to come forward.