Hilda Moore, 95, has passed away after suffering a major brain haemorrhage from falling over when passing cars splashed water at her. Hilda is understood to have hit the ground while out walking down Mareham Lane, in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, on Friday after passing motorists drove straight through a large puddle and covered her in water. She was quickly rushed to Lincoln County Hospital after her fall, but doctors informed her family that there was nothing that could be done to help her and she passed her final days in a quiet room at the hospital surrounded by her family Her son-in-law, Peter Wheeldon, spoke to the press shortly before she died: "She has suffered a drastic brain haemorrhage, she has been moved to a quiet place in Lincoln County hospital to die in the most comfortable way there is. My wife is coping, her mum was 95 so we are prepared for her to pass on, but to go in that way is distressing. We want to raise the issue that you can’t keep driving through puddles. It was not just the first two or three vehicles as more continued to come through. You shouldn’t go through a puddle at 30mph."
It's understood that the pensioner was knocked over by a wall of water caused by passing cars, yet none of the vehicles that splashed Mrs Moore as she was walking home from the shops stopped to check how she was. Mr Wheeldon also said the puddle created a bow wave, pushing water to the side of the road and then sending it crashing onto the pavement where Hilda was standing. East Midlands Ambulance service spoke to confirm their presence at the scene, saying "We received a call on April 27 at 4.18pm to an incident outside Aldi on Mareham Lane, Sleaford. The caller reported a patient who had fallen. We sent a double crewed ambulance and one patient was taken to Lincoln County Hospital for further care."
A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said: "An investigation is underway to try and establish the exact circumstances relating to this incident. A number of witnesses have already been spoken to but we would like to hear from you if you have not already spoken to police and saw anything which could assist the enquiry." It is an offence to drive 'without reasonable consideration for other persons', which includes instances of driving through puddles and causing pedestrians to be splashed. Drivers like this can be prosecuted for a public order offence, and the police have urged anyone with more information to contact them on 101 and quoting incident number 352 of April 27