A woman killed when a car smashed into her while she was outside a Specsavers has been named by police.
Karen Mercer, from Heckinton, was seriously injured in the smash in Boston town centre on Monday.
She later died of her injuries in hospital.
Her husband Karl paid a heartbreaking tribute to the 49-year-old.
“A light unexpectedly turned off in my life on Monday afternoon when my beautiful wife Karen was taken from me in tragic circumstances," he said.
“We met in 2006 while dog-walking and married in 2007, in Georgetown, Colorado.
“From that moment we have spent many happy hours together as a normal married couple and wider family.
“When I met Karen I knew she was my soul mate so I am absolutely devastated. I can no longer tease her about her singing, or hold her hand.
“I am surrounded by wonderful friends and family who are giving me strength and comfort to get through the difficult hours that lay ahead.
“I would kindly ask that we are left to grieve in private as I and Karen’s friends and family come to terms with our tragic loss.”
The tragic incident happened at 1pm on Monday.
Paramedics, firefighters and police officers rushed to the scene along with an air ambulance crew but despite their best efforts, Karen died.
The driver of the grey Citreon which collided with her was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
She is in her 80s.
The road the shop's on was closed until 6.30pm on Monday evening.
Trudi Hockley, who works at the Age UK opposite, spoke of the awful aftermath of the shunt.
"I just heard all of the screams – they were horrific actually," said the charity shop worker.
"There were screams from a lot of people and I just went to the door.
"Initially I thought that someone was running up the town centre with a knife stabbing people."
"The screams were that horrifying and then I looked left and saw the back end of the car going into Specsavers.
"There was a loud bang when the car went into the shop and then it went quiet. It was quite eerie to be honest.
"It went really quiet for seconds and then about 50 people rushed over to the incident."
She added: "You simply don't expect it at all. There was an ex-policeman in the shop and he went running over there.
"He called the emergency services and came back and said that there was a woman trapped underneath the car."
Specsavers Store Director Amy Marshall said: “We are all shocked by the incident on Monday and were deeply distressed to learn that the pedestrian who was involved had died.
“We extend our heartfelt sympathy and condolences to her family and friends.”
Police said no one has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Witnesses are asked to contact police on 101 using reference number Incident 197 of July 1.
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