Tributes to Hoylake road collision victim

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The family of a woman who died in a road traffic collision in Hoylake last month have paid tribute to her.

Emergency services were called to Birkenhead Road at its junction with Lee Road just after 1.45pm on Saturday 30 September, following a serious collision involving a white Mercedes Sprinter van and a woman.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services the 72-year-old woman, Christine Bridson, sadly died at the scene.

The driver of the van, a 51-year-old man from Wirral was arrested and taken into police custody. He has since been interviewed and released under investigation.

Christine’s family have issued the following statement: “Christine was a mother, a sister, an auntie and a friend.

“She was also a well respected trade unionist who helped countless people throughout her life. She will be very much missed.”

Detective Sergeant Kurt Timpson from the Matrix Serious Collision Investigation Unit said: “Our thoughts remain with Christine’s family after this devastating incident.

“Despite an arrest having been made in connection with her death, I appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident to please get in touch so we can continue to get answers for her family, who are being supported by specially trained officers.

“If you were on Birkenhead Road near its junction with Lee Road on Saturday 30 September and saw or captured the incident on CCTV or dashcam footage, or believe you witnessed the van involved then please get in touch with us. I would also like to thank anyone who has assisted us so far, as their support is vital to our investigations.”

Anyone who can help should contact the Matrix Serious Collision Investigation Unit on (0151) 777 5747 or contact Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Twitter or Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook quoting reference 23000948676.

You can also pass information via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.