Witnesses sought to fatal crash on A414 near St Albans

Sinead Hare

Sinead Hare - Credit: Archant

Traffic police are carrying out anniversary appeals on the A414 near St Albans today in a bid to find witnesses to a fatal accident.

Officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit are trying to identify anyone who may have witnessed a crash in which 28-year-old Sinead Hare from Borehamwood was killed.

The accident is believed to have occurred between 3pm and 4pm on Sunday, October 4 on the A414 near the junction with Potters Crouch Lane, St Albans.

The car Sinead was driving, a black Renault Clio, left the road, overturned and came to rest in a ditch to the side of the road. Sinead died at the scene and was later found by her husband at 1.17am on Monday, October 5 after he had gone to look for her when she failed to return home.

Sinead leaves behind parents Chris and Kathleen Hare, brother Peter and husband Nathan Symes and daughter Orla Rose Symes.

At the time of the collision, Sinead’s husband Nathan paid tribute to her, saying: “Sinead was a gorgeous, caring, and trustworthy person, whilst also being a truly independent woman who just enjoyed having fun, and whose smile and laughter was infectious with anyone she came across.

“She was the most fantastic and dedicated mum to our beautiful daughter Orla Rose, for whom I am eternally grateful for and I vow that Orla Rose will grow up knowing her mummy. I am so proud and honoured that although Sinead and I were together for almost seven years, I was able to call her my wife for 106 days.

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“Sinead will always be a part of me and she has made me a better person just for knowing her. There is now a massive hole in our family due to Sinead leaving us that will never be filled. However, neither I, nor Orla Rose, will ever forget her. We will continue to love her forever and always.”

Sergeant Richard Barker from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit said: “Officers will be at the site of the collision today, stopping vehicles to identify anyone who may have seen the collision, or the events leading to it.

“The investigation into this tragic accident is ongoing and I would like to take this opportunity to renew the appeal for witnesses. I’d urge anyone who may have witnessed what happened to make contact with police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Collision Investigation Unit via the Herts Police non-emergency number, 101.