Inquest hears how 'litter lady' died in tragic crash

An inquest has heard how a retired U.K. radiologist who was known as the "litter lady" because she would tirelessly clear up rubbish in the street died after being hit by a car very close to her home, according to a report in the Bucks Free Press regional newspaper.

Dr. Rosemary Jane Chambers -- who was known as Jane -- suffered grave injuries when she was knocked down as she crossed the road on the evening of 20 February this year and later died in hospital, the article stated. Having sustained a fractured skull and ribs, the 83-year-old was rushed to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where she died.

The driver who hit her, Naila Mezoui, has been left so traumatized by the incident that she has felt unable to get behind the wheel of a car since it happened, the report added.

Dr. Chambers assisted in the world's first heart transplant, which was performed in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1967 by surgeon Dr. Christiaan Barnard, and she worked in three continents in cardiac and thoracic radiology, noted the Bucks Free Press.

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