Woman dies following collision in Penwortham

Betsy Lowe, from Much Hoole

Betsy Lowe, from Much Hoole

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A retired magistrate has died after she was involved in a road traffic accident in Penwortham earlier this month.

Betsy Lowe, 74, from Much Hoole, near Preston, suffered what were originally thought to be minor injuries, following the collision on Liverpool Road, Penwortham, on May 10.

However, her condition later deteriorated and she died at Royal Preston Hospital on Tuesday.

Today her husband Paul said: “Betsy ‘Betty’ Lowe sadly passed away at Preston Hospital on Tuesday 19 May having been admitted to hospital following a road traffic collision.

“A retired Magistrate, she enjoyed travelling and volunteered for many local causes. She was much loved by all who knew her and will be sadly missed.”

Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward.

Sgt Claire Pearson of the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident and my thoughts are very much with Betsy’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“An investigation into how the collision occurred is underway and I would urge anyone who witnessed the collision to make contact with us.”

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log 1083 of 10th May.

Alternatively, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.