Fundraiser created to help support family of collision victim

A woman from Sheffield has created an online appeal to support the family of a victim of a car collision.

Emily Hinchcliffe, a resident of Lindsay Avenue, has started a fundraiser on GoFundMe to support the family of 26-year-old mum Sharna Brooke who died following a collision on 27 February.

In the appeal on GoFundMe, Ms Hinchcliffe said: “With all of the emotional pain and stress that death brings, it can also bring financial burdens. We want to raise whatever we can for Sharna’s family and Isla to help with anything in these unexpected sad times.”

The collision occurred between a Hackney Carriage taxi and a Mercedes GLA, of which Brooke was a passenger in. 

She was taken to the hospital but was pronounced dead the following morning.

Other passengers in the Mercedes received minor and serious injuries, but all have been discharged. 

The driver of the Mercedes, a 23-year-old man, handed himself in to police later that same evening.

He was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision, but he was later bailed out pending further inquiries.

The police have confirmed that Sharna’s family are being looked after by specialist officers during their trying time.

Sharna was described on the fundraising page as a ‘daughter, sister, and mother to Isla-Rae’.

Currently, the fundraiser has raised £4,555 of its £10,000 goal.

If you wish to donate, find the GoFundMe here.

Any witnesses to the event or individuals with footage of it are encouraged to contact the police if they have any further information at or call 101.

Written by Zain Durrani

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