Thousands of people turned out to pay their respects to a young mother who tragically died after being “crushed” and killed by her own car in High Wycombe just days before Christmas.

The Jubilee Road and Castlefield mosques were reportedly overflowing with the loved ones of Sameha Mahmood, 25, who died after becoming trapped under her car as she waited for her mother in Whitelands Road at around 8.30pm on December 23.

Despite attempts to save her by paramedics, “lovely and happy” Sameha, who lived in Bassetsbury Lane, sadly died of her injuries at the scene.

Thousands of men and women turned out for separate funerals at the two mosques yesterday (Thursday) for Sameha, who was given a poignant send-off.

A friend of Sameha’s, who did not want to be named, told the Bucks Free Press that the Castlefield Mosque car park was full of women who had come to pay their last respects.

She said: “It was amazing, there was such a big turnout.

“There were so many flowers for her that they wouldn’t all fit on her coffin.”

The circumstances surrounding the incident have not yet been confirmed by police but the friend told the Free Press that brave Sameha had desperately tried to stop her car after seeing it rolling back down the steep hill while waiting to pick up her mum.

She was believed to have had her eight-month-old daughter in the car with her at the time of the tragic accident.