The Family Of A Women Who Died After A Collision In Stretford Has Paid Tribute To Her

Police were called shortly after 10pm on Friday 9 September 2016 to reports of a collision between a blue Volkswagen Golf and a pedestrian at the junction of Chester Road and Green Street.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, 59-year-old Susan Smythe was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Paul Tomlinson aged 33 has been charged and is to appear in court today Sept 12  and has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failing to provide a specimen of breath for analysis.


 Paying tribute to her, Susan’s family said: “Susan was born in Old Trafford and lived in the area her whole life surrounded by her brothers and sisters who she loved to see regularly.

 “She worked part time with one of her sisters as a barmaid at the Trafford Social Club and liked to socialise locally with both her brothers and sisters and also with her friends.

 “She often visited Stretford Mall either to do her shopping or just to meet up with some of her many friends.

 “Susan also loved going on foreign holidays either with family or friends, most recently having been to Spain and Turkey.

 “She also enjoyed going to the Bingo with her family where she would meet more of her friends. She was on her way home from playing Bingo when she tragically died.

 “We are absolutely devastated by her death and will miss her greatly. We are appealing to anyone who witnessed what happened to please contact police.”

 Sergeant Lee Westhead, from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our thoughts are with everyone who knew and loved Susan and we continue to offer our support.

 “We are continuing with enquiries and I would urge anyone with any information about this collision to please call police.

 “If you also saw a blue Volkswagen Golf in the Old Trafford and Sale Moor areas around the time of the collision then please get in touch.”

 Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741.


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