Lancashire

Woman, 75, struck by car in Blackpool dies

Averil Monks
Image caption Mrs Monks was described as "the kind of person who was always willing to help everybody"

An 75-year-old woman has died after she was struck by a car in Blackpool.

Lancashire Police said Averil Monks, was walking on Preston New Road when she was hit by a black and orange Honda Civic at 16:30 BST on Wednesday.

Police believe Mrs Monks was trying to cross the road when she was struck near the junction with Winton Avenue.

The car's driver, a 19-year-old woman from Fleetwood, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and later released on bail.

In a tribute, Mrs Monks husband George, son Jeffrey and daughter Christina said she was "a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved her family very much".

They added: "Averil was the kind of person who was always willing to help everybody. She will be sadly missed by her devastated family and friends."

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