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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