Family tribute to Bolton car crash mother

Alison and Emily Swift
Image caption Alison Swift with daughter Emily, who was a passenger in the family car

Tributes have been paid a mother who died in a crash in Bolton while driving her seven-year-old daughter.

Alison Swift, 32, suffered head injuries in a collision between her car and and another vehicle on Hall Lane, Farnworth, on Friday.

The mother-of-three was described by her mother as "the daughter I always wanted".

A man, 20, has been arrested by police on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Mrs Swift's Renault Scenic car left the road and hit a tree after the collision with a Rover 200, and she was pronounced dead in hospital a short time later.

Emily was treated for minor injuries.

In a statement the family, from Chancery Close, Astley, said: "Alison was a devoted wife and mother to Michael and their three beautiful children, Adam, eight, Emily, seven, and Josh, five.

"She was a much loved daughter-in-law and sister-in-law. She will be deeply missed and remembered with much affection by all who knew her.''

Mrs Swift's mother Eileen said: "My daughter Alison was a very special person. She was the daughter I always wanted.

"Her Dad and I were very privileged to be her parents. She was loved by many and was a true friend to all.'

The arrested man has been bailed until 27 April.

Police have appealed for witnesses and want to trace the rider of a scooter with a learner plate who was travelling along Hall Road in the direction of Farnworth around the time of the collision.

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