Teenage student killed in road traffic accident outside Welbourn school

A county councillor has said she will ‘leave no stone unturned’ in a bid to improve road safety in Welbourn following last week’s accident outside a school which resulted in the death of a teenage student.

18-year-old Millie Taylor-Noonan, was seriously hurt when she was in collision with a black Mercedes C Class car outside her school, Sir William Robertson Academy. Emergency services were called to the scene of the accident at 15:30 and Millie was airlifted to Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham. Sadly she succumbed to her injuries and later died.

Coun Marianne Overton, Lincolnshire County Councillor for Welbourn said: “I am shocked and deeply saddened that we have had a serious accident on the A607 outside the Sir William Robertson Academy in Welbourn, resulting in the tragic loss of Millie Taylor-Noonan (18), from Sudbrook. Our thoughts and prayers are with her whole family.

“Our thoughts and support go out to the staff and pupils, some who witnessed the distressing accident, and their families. The Sir William Robertson Academy is a strongly community focussed school which is pulling together under the headteacher, Mark Guest. Many of the students are from our local villages, who are drawing together in support. Thanks to the emergency services who were quick, efficient and sensitive and the police who worked well into the night.

“I have offered support at the school, and our county council acting chief executive has offered all the help we can give to staff and pupils, as well as ordered a full investigation.

“I shall be working with the school and with the whole community in the longer term to leave no stone unturned to improve road safety in our area.”