Tributes to ‘bubbly’ mum who died in Newbury Park blackspot crash

Jothi Sriskandapalan, pictured with her son Ajishan, was killed in a car crash outside Newbury Park

Jothi Sriskandapalan, pictured with her son Ajishan, was killed in a car crash outside Newbury Park Tube station on May 13 - Credit: Archant

Tributes have poured in for a “bubbly” and “loved” mother who was tragically killed at an accident blackspot in Newbury Park last week.

Jothi Sriskandapalan, pictured with her son Ajishan, was killed in a car crash outside Newbury Park

Jothi Sriskandapalan, pictured with her son Ajishan, was killed in a car crash outside Newbury Park Tube station on May 13 - Credit: Archant

Jothi Sriskandapalan, 29, was on her way to pick her husband up from Newbury Park Tube station when her car was in collision with another vehicle in Eastern Avenue shortly after 11pm on Monday of last week.

She was pronounced dead at the scene after suffering a severe head injury.

It is believed her husband, Ramesh, was waiting outside the station in sight of the junction when the horrific accident happened.

Jothi, who worked as an estate agent, had only lived in Aldborough Road North since August, after moving from south east London with her husband and their two-year-old son Ajishan.


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She was born in Chettikulam, Sri Lanka, and had two sisters and a brother.

Her sister Nevetha Sriskandapalan said: “She was just such a bubbly character, there was no one that didn’t like her.”

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Jothi’s funeral will be held tomorrow in Catford.

Her friends wrote a poem in tribute to Jothi.

It described her as a “smiling angel” and a “chatter box” who made everyone giggle.

It continued: “You were a person one in a billion – where do we go and find one like you?

“Can’t you come back and say something to us?

“Why can’t this be a bad dream that we can forget?”

A memorial of flowers and pictures has been created near the site of the crash.

A card, in a child’s handwriting, reads: “Dear Jothi anty I hope you feel better. Come back soon.”

The police Road Death Investigation Unit is still investigating the circumstances of the crash.

The 23-year-old driver of the other vehicle was arrested for causing death by dangerous driving and bailed until next month.

Anyone with information is asked to call 020 8597 4874 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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