A woman was tragically hit and killed by a car in front of her family home in Lordship Road, Hackney, on Saturday October 12.
The victim, Tamika Malo, 30, mother of seven year old Taleyah, was struck down by a Honda Civic as she stepped out of a taxi at 2.26pm.
Police and ambulance services arrived at the collision before 2.30pm, where Malo was pronounced dead at the scene.
The male driver of the Civic was arrested at the scene of the crime on suspicion of causing the death by dangerous driving.
Dwight Dennis, Malo’s partner of 11 years, said to the Evening Standard yesterday: “Why, why take her away from me now? I was the luckiest man in the world I had the best mother to my child. She was my queen and our daughter is our princess. We are shocked and devasted.”
Witnesses to the accident have described seeing the driver of the Civic crash into a brick wall, trapping Malo underneath the car.
It has been reported that Malo was eager to get home to her young daughter, who was returning from a sleepover.
Katrina Davis, Denis’ sister, told the Evening Standard: “She was coming home to meet her daughter who had stayed over at a friend’s. She took being a mother really seriously. That was the most important thing to her, so this happened while she was trying to be there for her daughter to meet her and be there for her.”
Devastated, Dennis and his family are said to have been drawing comfort for from the fact that she did not suffer before dying.
Malo, a volunteer teaching assistant at a nursery in London Fields was high respected within the community.