FRIENDS of a mother-of-two who died in a car crash have spoken of their "heartbreak".

Zoe Sarjeant, 27, from the Poplars Farm area of Bradford, just off Kings Road, has been named locally as the victim of a crash which happened at around 6:10am on Saturday in Swain House Road.

A police spokesperson said a silver Audi A4 collided with the kerb and subsequently struck a tree.

Ms Sarjeant was fatally injured. and police believe she was the only person in the vehicle.

Pictures show significant damage to the middle and rear of the car on its right-hand side, with one image showing the vehicle bent round the tree at a right-angle.

Other footage shows the Audi being hoisted onto a recovery vehicle.

Many have paid tribute on social media, as well as placing flowers and notes at the scene. Some even etched messages into the tree itself.

The notes included messages from both of Ms Sarjeant’s children.

A message from “your little princess Leah” said: “To mummy, I love you so so much. I wish you will come back. Please come back.”

The other said: “I love you big much mummy, love Jaden and Leah.”

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Cherelle Hands said her and Ms Sarjeant were as close as sisters and that Ms Sarjeant would refer to her as her “sister-in-law”.

Ms Hands said she had been with her friend throughout Friday, the day before the crash.

She said: “We took the children on a day out to Ilkley, she was so happy. When my brother told me she had an accident I just thought she was hurt.

“When I got to the crash I asked a police officer if I could see her, he explained she had passed. I’ve never felt such pain in my life, I was shocked, shaking with fear for the hurt of the children left without a mother.”

She added: “I’m still in shock now as we were so close. We were together every day and if we weren’t we were always on the phone. I’m heartbroken, so is all the family and the children as she was so good with the kids. I don’t think we will ever get over this.”

One friend posted an emotional tribute on Facebook.

She said: “It just hasn’t sunk in yet from finding out yesterday that one of my closest friends had passed away.

“Zoe you had everything ahead of you you didn’t deserve any of this at all. Just showed you need to live your life to the max. It’s left both of your babies without their mum, who was an amazing role model and did everything she possibly could to give them a happy life.”

The friend said she felt as if part of her had gone and that she’d treasure the gifts Ms Sarjeant had given her over the years.

She added: “You didn’t deserve any of this at all. Your babies will be well looked after and won’t miss out on anything. Fly high beautiful. We will meet again one day I promise. RIP pretty lady.”

Andrea Bennett, who was friends with Ms Sarjeant at school, said: “She was a great loving young lady with her whole life ahead of her. It’s such a shame what has happened and we are all in shock and still can’t believe she has gone.

“It’s just shocking that this has happened. Her poor poor children have to grow up knowing their mummy isn’t coming back.”

She added: “She was a lovely, loving mother and a loving person all around - ask anybody, they won’t say a bad word about her. It’s just awful it’s happened to her.”

Police in Bradford are appealing for witnesses to the incident itself or the lead up to the collision. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Major Collision Enquiry Team on the 101 non-emergency number. Alternatively, you can use the Live Chat system available via the ‘Contact Us’ section of the Force website.

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Leave your messages of condolence for Zoe Sarjeant, named locally as the driver of an Audi A4 which struck a tree in Swain House Road on Saturday morning.

Sleep peacefully Zoe ..we are all truly heartbroken .you will be missed by so many .. including me and my boy n our hearts are with your babies . From a poplars farm family

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Sad to see another persons life took to soon on Bradford roads bless her soul

Jay Hussain

RIP, seeing the childrens message to their mum made me want to cry, can one of her friends or family start a go fund me page, I think anything that can make this horrible time a little bit better for the family should be done, my prayers are with the family and especially the kids.

Chris Winkley

R.i.p thinking of your family and children at this sad time.

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To my granddaughter zoe love Nan r IP lovely person

Rose White

Absolutely gutted to hear this,I was only talking to you the other day arranging to take kids out for a day then I hear this,words can not describe how sad I am for you,your babies and the rest of your family,my heart goes out to you all,you were taken way too soon,I know we didn’t see much of each other since you moved from keighley but we always stayed in contact,RIP sweetie 💔 xx

Kelly Rogers

So devastated when I heard the news you had passed away it all seems so surreal. Such a happy go lucky girl always smiling and ready to chat. Taken way too soon from Leah and Jayden you were their world and they were your world. Such a fantastic mother you were. A beautiful girl taken ay too soon. Sleep tight with the angels Zoe you will be sadly missed xxx

tracey drew

Zoe you may have not been my biological daughter but to me you were always my daughter my hart is missing a peace now and it will never be back till we meet again miss you more then words love you to bits sleep tight till we meet again

Zoe you may have not been my biological daughter but to me you were always my daughter my hart is missing a peace now and it will never be back till we meet again miss you more then words love you to bits  sleep tight till we meet again
Jason Barnes

She was such a good lass always smiling always happy whenever I saw her in the local. Can not believe such a thing has happened. R.I.P Zoe

She was such a good lass always smiling always happy whenever I saw her in the local. Can not believe such a thing has happened. R.I.P Zoe
Community contributor

RIP. I pray your children have a strong support network and wishing them lots of patience and love.

QandB Vlogs

R I P Zoe We lost another young lady in car accident in Bradford So sad Humble request to everyone please drive with due care and attention!!!

Michael Hussain

Heart breaking, deepest sympathy for all your loved ones In this time of loss.

Bibi Khan

Absolutely devastated . always saw you at school with a massive smile on your face you was so friendly and always smiling ... May you rest in peace x

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Rip Zoe can't believe we won't be walking to school together again. I am sure your family will look after Leah and Jayden who were your world you did so much for them and showered them with love. U will be missed. God bless and goodnight xx Steph and grandson Jakub Leah's classmate.

Stephanie Porter

Fly high Zoe I will remember the good old tong School days we had a laugh, rest in paradise beautiful xxx

Leigh Anderson

Zoe, So sorry to here this. Shame we could never sort our differences, now we never will. Rest in peace My love.

Paul Sarjeant

Can't believe your gone so upsetting, RIP

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so sorry such a young life taken rip love to all your family and friends

julie bailey

RIP Zoe, I could not believe it when I found out, absolutely heartbroken for your babies. I cannot believe that I never got to meet you but never thought of you as anything other than my little sister. Sleep tight sweetie xxx

Hannah Sellings