A young mother who was waiting for her children to leave school was tragically killed on Monday, Oct.4. when a speeding car drifted off the road and crashed into her.

Just before 3 p.m. on Monday, Rita Alexandra Bento Magni was waiting for her two children at a bus stop near Phillimore Community School in Sheffield, a city in the English county of South Yorkshire, when a two-car collision launched one of the vehicles into her.

Witnesses said they heard a "loud bang" as the car plowed into the woman.

Despite the best efforts of staff from the school, neighbors, and paramedics, the 30-year-old mother was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to local media reports, two unidentified men, both aged 21, have been arrested in connection with the deadly crash.

"Someone called 999 straightaway but the ambulance didn’t get here until 3.05 p.m. We just tried to help but there was anything we could do until the ambulance arrived," a resident who did not wish to be named told The Star.

"An air ambulance arrived too but she had already passed away when it got here."

The South Yorkshire Police are investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash or has dashcam footage to report to authorities.

Meanwhile, Magni’s heartbroken family and friends have been visiting the scene of the tragedy to lay flowers and pay their tributes to the young mother.

Among them was a nurse who was one of the first on the scene and did her best to save Magni's life.

"I checked for a pulse but couldn't find one. I was shouting out for something to apply pressure with but I didn't realize she was so badly injured there's no way I could have stopped the bleeding," the woman, who wished to remain anonymous told the Sheffield Telegraph.

"I'm just so sorry. It could have been any one of us. If I could have done more to save her I would have."

"At least I was with her to comfort her. We were speaking to her, saying 'we're with you and we're not going to leave you'."

"That's when I saw her move her shoulder slightly, so I'm thinking maybe she heard us."

Magni's brother-in-law, Muhammad Amir who was also laying flowers at the scene described her as an "excellent person, a caring mother, and wife".

"She was polite, kind, and always smiling. She was very good to everyone."

"She had good relations with her neighbors and the teachers, and they knew her because she was always smiling."

"We’re heartbroken. We are in shock. It feels like a dream. We cannot believe what has happened," he told The Star.

Phillimore Community Primary School headteacher Gillian Briggs thanked the "staff, parents and members of the community who responded so quickly and tried to help until the emergency services arrived."

"Our thoughts are with all those closely affected by this devastating news. In the coming days, we will attempt to come to terms with this news as a school and community."

"There will be support available for children, families, and staff, as needed," she said.

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