Tributes to OAP killed in road crash horror

Anne Peoples
Anne Peoples

The grieving family of a great-grandmother who died after a road crash have today paid tribute to a “loving” woman who will be “missed by all.”

Police are now appealing for information after the collision in which 82-year-old Anne Peoples later died.

It happened at around 7.40pm on Thursday at the junction of Victoria Road West and the Crescent, Thornton.

It is believed a white Vauxhall Astra van was in collision with two pedestrians, as they crossed at a controlled crossing.

Anne Peoples, from Fleetwood, suffered a broken hip and leg and died in the early hours of Friday morning.

A statement from her family said: “We would like to pay tribute to a loving mother, sister, nan and great nan.”

The tribute came as police slammed a number of people who filmed the victim on their phones as she lay on the ground.

An off-duty nurse gave first aid to the pedestrians at the scene before they were taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

A 51 year old man from Fleetwood suffered minor injuries to his head and is expected to make a full recovery.

Anne Peoples, 82, from Fleetwood, suffered a broken hip and leg after the collision and sadly died during the early hours of Friday morning.

Family members have said: “We would like to pay tribute to a loving mother, sister, nan and great nan.

“Anne will be sadly missed by all who knew her.”

Sergeant Jon Allwright of the Western Road Policing Team said: “I am asking for witnesses to this accident to come forward, so we can have a full understanding of the circumstances that have led to the death of this lady.

“We have spoken with the driver of the white van and they have given us a formal account of the incident.

“Our heartfelt thanks go to those who stopped to assist, however it is a sad indictment on our society as to the number of people who felt it was appropriate or right to film this poor lady as she lay in agony on the floor, and we would ask them to consider their actions and reasons for them.

“I have assigned a specially trained officer to deal with the family of the lady. The matter has been referred to the Coroner and ultimately to the CPS. At this stage there have been no arrests.”

Anyone with information should contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 1219 of Thursday, August 28th or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.