Devoted mum in 'wrong place' at the wrong time

The scene of a fatal traffic crash at Hatton Vale early last Monday morning.
The scene of a fatal traffic crash at Hatton Vale early last Monday morning. Claudia Baxter
TRAGIC LOSS: Linda Elliott, 64, was killed in a traffic accident at Hatton Vale last week.
TRAGIC LOSS: Linda Elliott, 64, was killed in a traffic accident at Hatton Vale last week. Contributed

THE Winch family will remember Hatton Vale woman Linda Elliott as a caring mother, grandmother and friend who would do anything for her children.

Ms Elliott, 64, tragically died after the car she was travelling in was hit by a B-Double truck in roadworks at Hatton Vale early last Monday morning.

She had been on her way to a routine blood test at the time and was the sole occupant of the car.

Ms Elliott will be farewelled at a funeral service to be held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Minden on Friday.

Colin Winch said his mother, who had three sons and eight grandchildren, was a caring person who wasn't afraid to stand up for what she believed in.

"Her biggest thing was she always fought for what was fair so if she thought something wasn't fair she would fight for that," Mr Winch said.

"It wasn't to do with money or anything like that it was just to prove the principle and making it fair.

"She was a caring person and loved her family."

Former partner, Paul Winch, flew from England as soon as he found out about the accident and remembered Ms Elliott as a great mother.

"She was a really good mother and loved her kids and supported them immensely in everything they did," Mr Winch said.

"She was really, really supportive and they meant everything to her.

"She worked very hard for the family and was willing to do all sorts of things to make it work."

Originally from the UK, Mr Winch and Ms Elliott owned several businesses in the Ipswich area including a mixed business in North Ipswich and later a tyre shop and spare parts shop.

Ms Elliott made the move to Hatton Vale 10 years ago for a different pace of life.

A timely reminder of how life can be cut short so quickly and with multiple roadwork sites across the region, the Winch family urged motorists to take care, slow down, and be more alert when driving through roadworks.

"It'd be nice if other people learn from it so that the same thing doesn't happen to someone else," Colin Winch said.

"She was, from what we know, just an innocent person in the wrong place.

"Especially with the roadwork and how it's changing every day, you don't know whether you're going to be detoured or what so you should just drive slow and look out for what's around you," Colin's wife Julie said.

The Winch family welcomed anyone who may have known Linda to come to the funeral at the Zion Lutheran Church in Minden on Friday at 11am.

Topics:  fatal traffic collision

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