Tuesday 1st November 2016

Tribute to ‘selfless’ mum who died after being hit by a car in Crosby

The family of a 33-year-old mum-of-two who died after being hit by a car have paid tribute to her.

Lauren Johnson, 33, died on Friday after being hit by a Toyota Auris on College Road in Crosby . Floral tributes to the mum have since appeared at the scene of the crash.

The family’s tribute read: “Never was there a time when Lauren put her own thoughts and feelings ahead of those of others. Such selflessness is a rarity these days; that coupled with absolute beauty, humour, and an unrivalled set of principles and morals meant Lauren truly was one in a million.

“A daughter, a sister, a best friend to many, a wife and a mother to two beautiful young children; Lauren was the picture of happiness. Full of dreams, hopes and aspirations, not just for herself, but for her children too.

“In an instant Lauren has had her dreams and future snatched away from her, and the glue of this family has been forever broken. But, her absolute determination, selflessness and inspiration means that her two children have had the most wonderful start to life, loved in a way only a mother could love.

“We will strive as a family to make sure Lauren’s memory and strength of character lives on in everything we do. Our beautiful children will know all about their mummy`s smile, success in every aspect of life, and will know just how this truly special mother embraced all the challenges she faced in a head-on and positive manner. Most importantly, Lauren’s children will always know how happy they made her.

“Our family will never get over this, but the kindness of the local community is appreciated and the kind words and actions are both humbling and overwhelming.

“We ask that during this time we are left to grieve in private and figure out our new life.”

PC Kurt Timpson from the Merseyside Police Roads Policing Unit said the investigation into the collision is still in its early stages and appealed to anyone who witnessed it, or has any information and has not yet spoken to police to contact 0151 777 5747. He reiterated that whilst the family are very grateful for the support shown by the local community, they do ask for privacy at this time. Liverpool Echo

Speke road closed after 2 collisions occur within yards of each other in a matter of minutes

A busy commuter road was closed off after two collisions were reported within yards of each other in a matter of minutes.

Police shut the eastern bound carriageway of Speke Boulevard on Monday evening following both of the collisions.

The first happened at the exit to the Ford Factory and was reported to police at 6.15pm.

A few moments later, witnesses reported a second collision slightly further along the carriageway at the Halewood exit of Speke Boulevard.

Police and paramedics both were on the scene, and officers from the Roads Policing Unit attended to establish the circumstances of both incidents.

Merseyside Police has now issued an appeal for witnesses with the investigation in its early stages.

A press release said: “it is believed that a silver BMW 2 Series, heading towards Runcorn Bridge, collided with two cars (a black Ford Focus and a black Volkswagen Caddy van) near to the exit for the Jaguar Landrover factory.

“Witnesses then report that the BMW collided with a silver Vauxhall Astra, at the exit for Halewood. The Astra rolled on to its roof and the BMW came to a stop after colliding with a crash barrier on the road.

“The driver of the BMW 2 Series has been taken to hospital for checks and three occupants from the Vauxhall Astra were taken by ambulance to hospital after suffering slight injuries.”

Diversions were put in place and motorists were directed off the dual carriageway at the slip road at Higher Road.

The road remained closed until after 8.30pm.

Anyone who witnessed the collisions is asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 0151 777 5747. Liverpool Echo

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