Cranborne Crescent crash: Tribute paid after crash

A family has paid respect to a “caring” mother who died in Potters Bar following a collision with a council tipper van in a residential road.

Michelle Griffiths, 53, passed away at the scene following a collision with a Peugeot tipper van in Cranborne Crescent last Thursday (March 11) at around 8.40am.

In a recent statement, the family say that she was well known in the Potters Bar community and will be missed by many.

The statement read: “Michelle was a loving caring person who would do anything for anyone. She was a devoted wife and mum. She loved a laugh, and had a great personality.

“Michelle was well known in Potters Bar, as she was born at home and has lived there all her life. She had no stresses in her life and this was helped by the arrival of our new puppy.

“The loss of Michelle has devastated our family. She was loved by many and will be missed by us all.

“I would like to thank everyone for the support given to us by our family, friends and neighbours.”

At the time of the incident, it was confirmed that the tipper van was a Hertsmere Borough Council waste vehicle used for street cleaning and litter.

Enquiries into the incident are continuing at this time. A 24-year-old man was arrested as part of the investigation and has been released on police bail until April 5.

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