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Woman dies after accident that left another seriously hurt

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Published by at 2:47pm 4th February 2019 (Updated 7:12am 5th February 2019)

A 56-year-old from Preston has died after she and another woman were hit by a car in Fleetwood on Saturday night.

Lynne McDermott's family say she had battled cancer for the past seven years and there is now a hole in all their lives.

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Lynne McDermott

The other woman is still in hospital.

Police were called around 9.10pm on Saturday (2nd February) to Station Road, close to the junction with Amounderness Way, following a collision involving a white BMW 330i, a parked and unoccupied Ford Ecosport and two women pedestrians.

Lynne McDermott, from Preston, suffered serious leg injuries and multiple fractures. She was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment but sadly died yesterday (Sunday 3rd February).

The second woman, aged 57, also from Preston, suffered multiple fractures to her left shoulder, arm, hip, ankle and pelvis. She is currently being treated at Royal Preston Hospital.

Station Road was closed for around six hours while collision investigators attended.

In a tribute Mrs McDermott's family said:

"The world needs to know that she was an incredible person and amazing fighter.

"She fought so hard over the last seven years battling bravely against cancer. Even this horrific incident didn’t stop her from fighting.

"She deserves the credit for what she has gone through. She died with her family by her side and there is now a hole in all our lives and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends but remembered forever.

"She can now finally rest."

Leon Kay, a 33-year-old man from Fleetwood, was arrested at the scene and has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and drink-driving.

Sgt Michael Higginson, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations Team, said:

"These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with Mrs McDermott, her family and her friends at this difficult time.

"We continue to appeal for any information in connection to the collision and would urge any witnesses to come forward."

Anybody with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting log number 1423 of February 2.

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