Tributes paid to a loving gran

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Tributes have been paid to a much-loved mum and grandmother who died following a collision between a car and her mobility scooter.

Anne Parkinson, 76, of Ribbleton, Preston, was taken to hospital after the incident on Ribbleton Avenue on Tuesday morning, and later passed away at Royal Preston Hospital.

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A family statement issued through Lancashire police today said: “A tribute to our loving mother and grandmother.

“Recently we lost Anne in a terrible accident in the Ribbleton area.

“Her loss is felt very deeply with her sons Tony and Philip and the rest of the family.

“She lived around the Grange Estate for more than 15 years where she was a well-known character who was always out and about at the local shops or on her scooter.

“Most recently she has been a resident at Ainscough Brook House, where she made many friends.

“We will miss her, taken too soon from us, only 76 years old.”

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 that she would be sadly missed.

She told the Evening Post: “She was a lovely person. I’ll miss her.

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

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident, which happened around 6.50am and involved the mobility scooter and a silver Peugeot.

A road closure between Farringdon Lane and Ribbleton Hall Drivewas in place while accident investigators attended the scene

Call police on 101 quoting log number 0144 of October 20 with information.