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Mother Takes Chilling Selfie Moments Before She’s Killed

by : UNILAD on : 05 Oct 2016 09:32

This is the final selfie taken by a mother-of two just moments before she crashed her bike and was fatally injured just yards from her home.

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Carmen Greenway, 41, is believed to have had one hand on the bike as she hit a bumpy patch of road and lost control while returning from celebrating her mother’s birthday at a pub.

She fractured her skull and died six days later in St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, central London, after suffering a cardiac arrest, the Telegraph reports.

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Her husband, Rufus Greenway, said his wife had probably had a drink before cycling home but regularly rode back from the pub and knew the route she was riding well.

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Asked why she had not worn a helmet, Greenway said it was ‘a gross oversight’, and if she were wearing a helmet ‘she would still be alive’ today.

The 47-year-old added she was a ‘very competent’ cyclist who would regularly take selfies.

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He said:

She was not taking it at the moment of the accident. She was 100m from our house, one hand on the bars, quite relaxed, and probably had had a drink.

She cycled that way every weekend and perhaps it’s familiarity breeding contempt.

She was just having a lovely time, happy to be with her mother for her mum’s birthday. One second you’re happy and then next second it’s a trainwreck.

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Paying tribute to his wife of nearly 13 years, he added: “The biggest loss is my children have lost their mother at 41. I’ve lost the love of my life. No rows, no arguments, I thought I was in it for 60 years.”

Greenway has since called for legislation to be introduced to require riders to wear a helmet, similar to that in force in his wife’s native New Zealand.

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Our thoughts are with Carmen’s family and friends.

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  1. Telegraph

    Mother dies from bike crash moments after taking this smiling selfie on her way home