Tributes to ‘lovely’ woman who died after scooter crash

A woman died after a collision between a car and a mobility scooter on Ribbleton Avenue in Preston
A woman died after a collision between a car and a mobility scooter on Ribbleton Avenue in Preston
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A woman who died after a crash in Preston between a car and a mobility scooter has been described as a “lovely person”.

The 76-year-old, named locally as Anne Parkinson, died after the crash yesterday morning.

Emergency services were called to Ribbleton Avenue in Preston at about 6.50am, after reports of a collision between a woman driving a mobility scooter and a silver Peugeot.

Officers said she suffered a head injury and two suspected broken legs and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital, where she later died.

It is understood Anne had been returning home from the local shop when the crash happened.

Lisa Molloy, shop assistant at McColls, said Anne used to go to the shop every morning, and said she would be sadly missed.

She said: “Some mornings I would do it for her because she had a bad back. Usually I would go out with her and put her shopping into the 
scooter.

“I make sure I can see her crossing the road, there’s not usually much traffic about.”

Lisa said she hadn’t been working yesterday morning, and said Anne was always in the shop shortly after 6am.

She said: “I’ve put some flowers on a tree and wrote a little note to her.

“I said RIP Anne, going to miss our morning chats, laughs and giggles.

“We always had a giggle.

“I always used to go outside and make sure she was on her scooter okay.

“I’ve only known her about 12 months but I used to see her every day.

I keep thinking if I had been there and talked to her that car would have gone past.”

Lisa described Anne as “happy go lucky” and said: “She was a lovely person. I’ll miss her.”

Police are appealing for witnesses. Anyone with information can contact police on 101.