A young mother was killed in a horrific car accident when her Mercedes collided with a taxi. On February 26, Sharna Brooke Burgin, 23, was a passenger in a blue Mercedes GLA that collided with a silver Hackney Carriage taxi. At around 1.25 a.m., emergency services rushed to the scene in Sheffield, Yorkshire, and Sharna was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Police confirmed that she died the next day. She is survived by a young daughter.
23-years-old Mother Killed in Crash
The suspected driver of the Mercedes, a 23-year-old Sheffield man, fled the scene before officers arrived and surrendered to police. He was arrested and bailed pending further investigation for causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision.
Ms. Burgin’s injuries were severe when she was taken to the hospital after the crash, and she died a day later. Ms. Burgin’s friends have started a GoFundMe to raise money for her family since her death.
On Facebook, friend Ashleigh Turner paid tribute to Ms. Burgin, writing: “My beautiful bestest friend In the whole wide world, my soul sister.”
“I’m truly heartbroken and devastated, life will be so different without you, my right arm.”
“I miss you so much, you will be truly missed by many, may you rest in internal peace, I love you always and forever and cherish every moment we shared.”
“I will help look after your family and your little girl, fly high my angel until we meet again.”
Anyone who witnessed the collision or has dash-cam footage that could help the ongoing investigation is asked to call 101 and reference incident 55 of February 26th, 2023. Anyone with information about the crash is encouraged to call the police at 101 and reference incident number 55 on February 26th, 2023.
Those who want to remain anonymous can call the independent charity Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.