Tragic mum dies after car crash

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By Cara Sulieman

A TRAGIC mum who crashed her car at the weekend has died from her injuries.

Sharon Lockie was driving with her son in the back seat when their car veered onto the other side of the road and collided with two cars.

The 36-year-old’s condition was described as “critical” after the smash, and she succumbed to her injuries on Thursday.

But her six-year-old son Nathaniel Murray is said to be recovering well in the Sick Kids Hospital, Edinburgh.

Recovering

On the quiet suburban street in Baberton where she lived, Sharon’s family were too upset to speak about their loss yesterday.

Instead, they said that Nathaniel was recovering from his injuries, but wouldn’t confirm if he had been told about his mum yet.

Police confirmed that Sharon died on Thursday at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Neighbours were sad to hear about her death, saying that she was always polite when they met her in the street.

“Very hard”

One neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: “What’s happened is just awful, I hope the wee boy manages to get over his injuries. The family must be finding it so very hard just now.

“I didn’t know the family that well, just to say hello in the street, but she was always a pleasant girl.”

Nathaniel’s father, Alan Murray, 49, is originally from Glasgow, and it is not believed that he lived with Sharon.

When Nathaniel was born, Sharon lived in Kirknewton and worked as a sales executive in the pharmaceutical industry.

“Sorting things out”

Her brother, Grant Lockie, is believed to be close to her, and her mum, Joan, lives in the city.

But there was no sign of her close family at her house yesterday, and relatives in the house said they were busy “sorting things out”.

Sharon was driving along the A71 Calder Road at 7.30pm on Saturday June 20 when her car swerved on to the opposite carriageway.

After crashing into a Vauxhall Astra, it then smashed head on into a Kia Sportage.

Sharon suffered neck and internal injuries and was rushed to the Royal Infirmary where she lost her battle for life.

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