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Family pay tribute to 'irreplaceable' Pauline Richards after Swansea collision

Pauline Richards
Image caption Pauline Richards loved all forms of dance and worked as an occupational therapist said her family

The family of a woman who died following a collision involving a pick-up truck and two parked vehicles in Swansea say she loved to help others.

Pauline Richards, 57, was pronounced dead at hospital following the incident at Swansea Road, Llangyfelach, on Tuesday at 13:20 BST.

The occupational therapist's family added she is "irreplaceable".

A man, 52, arrested in connection with the incident has been released on police bail.

In a statement released through South Wales Police, Mrs Richards' family said: "Pauline was a much loved wife, mother, sister, mamgu (grandmother) and friend.

'Extremely dedicated'

"She was an irreplaceable woman who loved nothing better than looking after her family.

"Pauline an occupational therapist employed by Swansea council was extremely dedicated and loved to help others.

"She loved any form of dance, and was a member of local dance studio Demarco's for many years.

"She also loved to travel the world taking in new sights and tasting new cuisines. Pauline was truly treasured and greatly missed."

Police said a white Nissan Cabstar pick-up vehicle which was travelling in the direction of the city centre was in collision with two parked vehicles and the pedestrian on Tuesday.

Officers are continuing to appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident, or saw the white Nissan Cabstar being driven before the collision, to come forward.

Anyone with information can contact the serious collision unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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