Tribute Paid To 87-Year-Old Woman Who Was Killed While Walking To Church

A tribute has been paid to an 87-year-old woman who passed away after a serious serious collision on Monday evening.

Elizabeth Saynor, affectionately known as Betty, was pronounced dead at Royal Preston Hospital following a collision in Great Harwood.

Emergency services received a call, reporting that a Renault Clio had collided with an elderly pedestrian.

Mrs Saynor, unfortunately, suffered a serious head injury, which contributed to her passing.

Officers are now appealing for any witnesses to come forward with information regarding the incident.

In a tribute, Mrs Saynor’s family said, “Elizabeth Saynor age 87 affectionately known as Betty dies suddenly on 13th January as a result of a road accident whilst on her way to St Wulstans where she was a devout longstanding parishioner.

“She was a wonderful sister, aunt and great-aunt. She will be sadly missed.”

Senior Investigating Officer, Sgt Phil Baxendale, said, “Firstly, my thoughts are with Mrs Saynor’s family at this incredibly sad and distressing time.

“I am asking anyone who was in the area at the time and saw what happened to speak to us as you could have vital information to help with our investigation.”

If you have any information on the incident, you can email or can call 101 quoting incident reference 1056 of January 13th.

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