Funeral of tragic Sheffield student hit by a car takes place today

Bryony Hollands (left) was killed after being hit by a car in Nottingham on August 21.
Bryony Hollands (left) was killed after being hit by a car in Nottingham on August 21.
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The funeral of a tragic Sheffield student who was killed after being hit by a car has taken place in her home town.

Bryony Hollands, aged 19, who studied music at the University of Sheffield, died after a driver struck her and her boyfriend on Woodthorpe Drive in Nottingham on August 21.

Boyfriend, Ben Evans, 20, a fellow University of Sheffield student, was seriously injured.

Bryony was in Nottingham visiting his family for the first time.

She was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre but died later the same day.

The funeral took place yesterday in her home town of Maidenhead, Berkshire, with a remembrance at Mapperley Methodist Church also taking place.

Bryony’s dad paid tribute shortly after she died saying ‘she lit up the lives of those she met’.

Friends and fellow students have also paid tribute to Bryony.

Ann Kelley said: “She grew into a beautiful inspirational young woman. The joy Bryony brought, expressed by so many is timeless. God bless.”

Sophia Shaw posted: “Always so cheerful and an extremely talented girl. RIP beautiful Bryony Hollands.”

Chloe Brill wrote: “RIP Bryony Hollands. You touched loads of people’s hearts and will be greatly missed.”

A nurse who tried to save Bryony at the scene of the collision left a touching tribute.

It read: “I’m so sorry I could not help you. I tried so hard to save you.”

Thomas Burnby, 26, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to death by dangerous driving at Nottingham Crown Court on September 10.

He was remanded in custody and is due to be sentenced on October 23.