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Tribute to ‘Vivacious’ Leicester Woman Who Died in Fatal Taxi Collision

The family of the woman who died in a fatal collision in Leicester have released a tribute, describing her as someone filled with “kindness, loyalty and generosity”.

Donna Brighton, 60, from Leicester, died following a collision in Glenfield Road, Leicester on Saturday (16th September).

Leicester Time: Tribute to 'Vivacious' Leicester Woman Who Died in Fatal Taxi Collision
Picture: Leicestershire Police

Today, her family today released the following tribute:

“We are so deeply saddened at the sudden loss of Donna; our beautiful wife, mother, daughter, nanna, sister, auntie and friend. 

“Donna was elegant and vivacious, and had the personality that people would instantly warm to. Everyone loved her. 

“She was devoted to her family and friends and they were at the centre of everything she did. She adored life, which she filled with kindness, loyalty and generosity. 

“Thinking of life without her is so incredibly hard to imagine and her loss still does not seem real.

“Remembering so many wonderful and treasured memories of Donna over the years is the only little comfort we have at this devastating time.”

The family have asked that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.

Donna was travelling in a taxi with two other passengers at the time of the collision, which happened around 8.20pm.

The taxi – a black Peugeot E7 XS, was involved in a collision with a silver Vauxhall Astra at the junction of Glenfield Road and Westfield Road.

The drivers of both vehicles were taken to hospital but have since been discharged.

The other two passengers travelling in the taxi, a man in his 40s and a woman in her 50s, are currently in hospital with serious injuries.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and driving over the prescribed limit of alcohol. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Detective Constable Maggie Langton, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Sadly this incident has resulted in a woman losing her life and another two people are currently in hospital with serious injuries.

“We are now trying to piece together the full details of what happened and I would urge any witnesses to come forward. If you saw the collision or were travelling past after the collision occurred or if you have captured anything on dash cam – information or footage you have could be useful to our investigation.”

Anyone with information can report online at or call 101, quoting incident number 656 of 16 September.