The child of an elderly couple who passed away after a crash in Radlett, has described them as "the best parents a daughter could have wished for".

At around 11.30am on Monday, July 31, Tom and Sylvia Bruck crashed into a tree on Theobald Street while travelling in a white Audi A3.

Sadly, 87-year-old Sylvia passed away at the scene whilst Tom, 90, died from his injuries in hospital the following day.

Paying tribute to the Radlett couple, their daughter Michelle said: “My parents Tom and Sylvia Bruck were the best parents a daughter could have wished for.

“They shared a wonderful life right to the very end and were together for almost 70 years.

Herts Advertiser: Tom and Sylvia Bruck, from Radlett.Tom and Sylvia Bruck, from Radlett. (Image: Hertfordshire Constabulary)

“We are so saddened and heartbroken losing them both within a few hours of each other. We will miss them incredibly.”

DC Felicity Moody added: "Our thoughts remain with the family of Tom and Sylvia at this difficult time.”

Anyone with information concerning the crash has been asked to contact DC Moody via email at

Information can also be reported online at or by calling the police's non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 0283 of July 31, 2023.

Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crimestopppers on 0800 555 111 or via