Family pay tribute to "loving mum and Nanna" who died after being hit by a lorry whilst crossing the road

Tributes have been paid to a 73-year-old woman who died after being hit by a lorry in Ormskirk.

Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, 12:24 pm
Barbara Berry, 73, died after being hit by a lorry as she crossed Park Road in Ormskirk at 12.30pm on Thursday (October 17). Pic: Lancashire Police

Police were called at around 12.30pm on Thursday (October 17) to Park Road after a woman was struck by a DAF lorry as she crossed the road.

The woman has now been named as Barbara Berry (pictured) from Ormskirk.

Mrs Berry suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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In a tribute, Mrs Berry's family said: "On Thursday, October 17, Barbara Ann Berry lost her life in a tragic traffic accident in the Ormskirk area.

"Barbara was 73 years of age and lived in Ormskirk for the last 46 years. She is well known as being a very sociable, loving person and would often have been seen walking to town chatting to people on her way.

"She enjoyed meeting her friends for lunches and coffees in the town centre and regularly attended the local craft club showing off her creative streak.

"She was a loving mum to Mark and Annette, much loved Nanna to Emma, Katie and Toby and mum-in-law to Susie and Dave.

"She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and will leave a huge whole in many people’s hearts.

"The family would like to thank all who have sent messages and flowers."

No arrests have been made. An investigation into the circumstances of her death is on-going.

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"I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision, and who has not yet spoken to police, to come forward.

"I would also appeal to anyone who may have dash-cam footage which captured the incident to contact the police."

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 0551 of October 17th.