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Tribute to Rishton mum killed in hit and run during police pursuit

47-year-old Susan Shaw was killed after being hit by a car Credit: Lancashire Police

47-year-old mum of two Susan Shaw was killed after being hit by a car during a police pursuit.

Susan was hit by a blue Vauxhall Corsa, which was being chased by police, on High Street in Rishton, near Blackburn, at about 5.50pm on Boxing Day.

Today her family have paid tribute to "one of the kindest people you could ever meet".

A fundraising website has been set up to help with the costs of caring for Ms Shaw's two disabled children, who are both believed to be in their 20s.

A message on the Gofundme page, set up by friend Debbie Hudson, said: "Susan was a well loved member of the community who was sadly killed in a hit and run on the 26 December 2017.

"Funds will go towards funeral cost and caring for her two disabled children."

More than £1,000 had been raised within an hour of the page having been set up.

Plans to plant a tree in Ms Shaw's memory, which would be decorated and lit every Christmas, were announced on the Facebook page for the Switch-On Rishton community group.

Member Nick Hayward wrote: "It is with a very heavy heart that news was given to me last night that one our fundraising superstars Susan Shaw was fatally injured in a hit and run on the High Street in Rishton.

"Susan was an active member of the group - a tremendous help behind the scenes as well as taking part in the fundraising events that have been held over the years."

He said the tree, which would be a tribute to her community work, would be planted at Rishton health centre.

Susan was 47-years-old. She was well known within the local community in Rishton and spent a lot of time on local charitable causes, particularly ‘Switched-On Rishton’, which raises money throughout the year for Christmas lights and decorations throughout the town.

Susan was very creative and enjoyed crafting. She would sell items she had made to raise money for Switched-On Rishton.

Susan was a loving mother of two and also a much loved daughter and sister and she will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

She was always generous with her time with friends and strangers alike and was loved by everyone. One of her friends has described as ‘one of the kindest people you could ever meet who would do anything for anybody.

– Susan Shaw's family

Police appeal for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Wirral

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Merseyside Police are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision in Wirral yesterday which left the ride of a motor scooter with serious injuries.

The collision between a blue Vauxhall Astra and an orange Vespa scooter, happened around 2.10pm at the junction of Noctorum Avenue and Pine Tree Avenue, Noctorum.

The scooter rider, a man in his 50s, was taken to hospital where he was treated for serious but not life threatening injuries to his head and body.

Police say that the driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting them with enquiries.


Man dies and three injured in Stockport car crash

A 43-year-old man died at the scene. Three others were injured in the crash. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

A man has died and three people have been injured after a car crash in Hazel Grove, Stockport.

Police were alerted to reports of a crash at around 4pm on Sunday, April 24.

Emergency services attended the scene where a head on collision had taken place between two cars on the A6, Buxton Road.

A 43-year-old man died at the scene. A 23-year-old man was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious conditon.

A man and a woman were also taken to hospital with serious injuries which are not thought to be life threatening.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them, as soon as possible, by calling 101.


Man dies after city centre collision

A man, 29, has died after being involved in a collision with a car in Liverpool. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

An investigation has been launched after a fatal collision in Liverpool.

The incident, involving a pedestrian and a vehicle, took place around 12.45am on Wapping, in the city centre, close to the Ibis hotel.

The incident happened on Wapping, Liverpool. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

The male driver stopped at the scene and is helping police with their inquiries. The male pedestrian, 29, was taken to hospital but died of his injuries.

Police are trying to locate the male pedestrian's next of kin.

Investigators are expected to remain on the scene for some time. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police by calling 0151 777 5747.

Woman dies in HGV collision on M62

A woman has died and a man is seriously injured after a lorry overturned on the M62. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

An investigation is under way after a woman has died in a collision on the M62 involving an HGV and a car.

The incident happened on the westbound carriageway between junction 12 (Eccles interchange) and junction 11 (Birchwood) on in the early hours of Sunday morning, January 24.

A man who was in the car with the woman has been taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition. Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The carriageway is expected to remain closed for several hours.

The westbound carriageway between J12 and J11 has been closed for most of the day. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

We are currently carrying out our enquires to locate the family of those involved and establish exactly what happened for such a tragedy to occur. We are asking if anybody witnessed the collision itself or saw the Audi travelling along either the M602 or the M60 in the early hours of this morning to contact Police.

– PC Paul Joynson, Serious Collision Investigation Unit, GMP

Police urge witnesses to come forward

Police are appealing for information following a collision which resulted in a four-year-old boy being injured. At 12pm on Wednesday 25 April 2012, police were called to Maple Crescent, Leigh, following reports of a collision.

Officers attended and found that a car, a Citroen Synergie which is believed to have been reversing out onto the road, had been in collision with a four-year-old boy who was riding his scooter. The boy was taken to hospital where he is being treated for a broken shoulder.

Anybody who witnessed the collision should contact the serious collision investigation unit on 0161 856 4742.