The community has been left in shock after a pedestrian died days after being hit by a car.

The woman, in her 30s, who has not been officially identified, was confirmed to have died by Wiltshire Police in a statement released on Sunday.

Her death followed an incident last Thursday where she was hit by a car in Whitbourne Avenue at roughly 6.40pm.

She was initially taken to the hospital at the time for treatment of what was not thought to be a life-threatening or life-changing injury, but died just days later. 

Tributes have now flooded in on social media, with those who knew her describing her as a "beautiful soul" and "such a beautiful person".

In response, Reverend Patch Webb of St John's Church issued a statement to the community to let them know the church was open to anyone who might want to grieve her loss. 

"Everything is really quite raw. She was a big part of our community and helped run warm space," he added.

The ward councillors for the Parks team issued a statement thanking the church for its support at such a difficult team

"The Parks Councillor team were very sad to hear about this tragic accident.  

"We would like to thank St John's church for their support of residents at this difficult time, and will look to work with them and Oaktree school."

They added: "The whole of the Parks has been a 20mph zone since 2003, but from speaking to residents not enough are aware of this, so we will be looking at the best way of addressing this issue.

"We are still waiting for full details of what happened, and in the meantime would encourage respect for the friends and family of the deceased by avoiding speculation in this difficult time."

Also reacting to the sad news was South Swindon MP, Sir Robert Buckland, who said: "Terribly sad news. My thoughts are with this lady's family and friends, and all who knew and loved her in the local community.

A serious collision investigation is now underway, and a public appeal for witnesses has been made. 

A Wiltshire Police spokesperson said: "Our Serious Collision Investigation Team is currently investigating to establish the circumstances around her death.

"We would ask the public not to speculate about the circumstances of the incident."

The spokesperson added: "If you witnessed the collision on Thursday, or have any dash cam footage, please contact SCIT at or on 01225 694597 quoting log 262 of February 22."