Family pay tribute to loving 88-year-old

Phyllis Cready, 88, who died after being hit by a mini bus in Penwortham
Phyllis Cready, 88, who died after being hit by a mini bus in Penwortham
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An elderly woman has died days after being involved in a collision with a mini bus.

It is thought that Phyllis Cready, 88, was using a walking frame when she was hit by a Citroen mini bus outside Orchard Grange in Liverpool Road, Penwortham, on Wednesday, September 30.

She suffered injuries to the back of her head and leg and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

Police confirmed she died in hospital in the early hours of Sunday, October 11.

Her family issued a statement in tribute, which reads: “Phyllis was a kind, generous person who loved her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren deeply.

“She will be sadly missed by her family and the many friends that knew her.

“We would like to thank the police, ambulance and hospital staff during this time.”

After the crash police launched an investigation to find out how it happened.

Yesterday a force spokesman said no arrests had been made and there was nothing to suggest there would be any ongoing criminal investigation.

A spokeman for Preston Coroner’s Court said a decision would be made in coming days on whether to open an inquest into Mrs Cready’s death.

Progress Housing Group, which manages the Orchard Grange site near where the crash happened, could not confirm whether Mrs Cready was a resident at the sheltwered housing scheme but said a probe into the events of September 30 had been launched.