A 24-year-old woman who fell to her death from a road bridge as she desperately tried to seek help for her burning car said ‘Please don’t let me die’ to her rescuers. Azra Kemal, 24, was driving down the A21 in Kent after a night out with friends at around 2.30 am on Thursday when smoke started coming out of her engine.
The law graduate from London and a friend she was with got out of the way when the car suddenly exploded. As they tried to flag down traffic from the opposite carriageway of the Medway Viaduct, Ms Kemal climbed over the barriers in the dark, thinking there would be a central reservation.
Azra’s mother Nevres Kemal, 56, today revealed that her home in north London felt empty without her only child.
She said: ‘There is no life in the home.
‘She was really and truly the air that I breathe. That is all I live for, for her. I am in total shock. I do not know what to say.
On Thursday morning at about 10am two police officers came to the door and I knew, and they said her name, I said her name, and they told me of her demise.
‘She was driving along the A21 with friends in the car. They were swapping drivers. She rang about 2.30am to tell me something, that she was coming back.
‘I came downstairs and I knew she was not coming home and I could not ring her back. There was a fault with the car and it started to smoke.
‘They got out of the car and moved away from the car. Then it exploded. They were trying to wave people down and also they crossed the central reservation.
‘She climbed up and there was no concrete. This reservation was not there. It was pitch black so she has fallen 40 feet to the earth.
‘She was still alive. The guy jumped down and could not see her.
‘She said ‘Don’t leave me here’. Fortunately an off-duty nurse was passing and saw the car and she called the paramedics. The accident happened at 2.34am and she was pronounced dead at 3.20am.
‘Her last words were ‘Please don’t let me die’.’