Floral tributes and a cuddly toy yesterday marked the spot where a heavily pregnant woman and her seven-year-old son were killed in a road accident, a day before she was to be induced.
Nine months' pregnant Sarah Piggott had been booked in to attend the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital yesterday to start the delivery of her fifth child, who had already been named Sullivan.
The 42-year-old registered childminder had been walking home from Martin Wilson School in Castlefields with her youngest son, Simon, when they were hit by a silver Vauxhall Signum on Robertson Way, Monkmoor, Shrews-bury at about 4pm on Monday.
Paramedics pronounced football-mad Simon dead at the scene, while Mrs Piggott was taken to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for an emergency Caesarean section.
Her distraught husband Steve Piggott yesterday said that despite the doctors' desperate attempts to save the lives of his wife and unborn baby, both failed to survive. A combined funeral for all three is set to be held in due course.
The 46-year-old, who lives in Monkmoor, said their ten-year-old son Scott would normally have been with them but he had not been to school that day.
Mr Piggott said: "Sarah still made the trip over there every single day. It took her half an hour or so to walk. Although she could drive, nine out of ten times she preferred to walk.
"It is a sad loss and she will be missed by many. We met when she worked for my mum. We just hit it off and were married for 22 years."
Yesterday bouquets taped to a lamp post bore messages from Mr Piggott and the couple's three other children - Sam, aged 16, Sophie, aged 13, and Scott.
One read "Dear Simon, We will miss you so, so, so much. You were an amazing brother and I will miss you loads. Loads of love, Sam."
Her husband's note asked: "Why were you taken from us? I love you always, look after Simon and Sulli. Rest in peace 'til we meet again, love always Steve xxx."
He also paid tribute to their football-mad son Simon, who he described as a "fearless little chappy" who had just learned to swim. The family were due to go on holiday to Euro Disney in October, which he was also looking forward to.
"When Sarah was bringing him home he was going to get changed and go to play football. We had a good game of football with him on Sunday, it was our last game of football with him," said Mr Piggott.
"He had only just learned to swim and had just jumped off the second board at the swimming baths. He was a fearless little chappy. Nothing fazed him.
"He never stopped talking, during the matches he would give you a commentary throughout. He and Sarah were like two peas in a pod.
"All of them are fantastic kids. And Sarah was absolutely fantastic, a fantastic wife and a fantastic mother. She would do absolutely anything for anybody.
"We had all been looking forward to the birth of baby Sullivan. He was very much a part of this family and we will never forget him."
The male motorist involved in the incident, which happened near Cromere Roundabout, was treated for shock.
An inquest is expected to open in the next few days.
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