Family pay tribute to woman who died in Hyde Road collision

THE family of a woman who died following a collision in Stockport have paid tribute to her.

At around 1:40pm on Wednesday 26 February 2020, police were called to reports of a collision on Hyde Road, Woodley.

Officers attended and found that a black BMW 3351 was involved in a collision with a red Kia Rio as well as a tree and a stationary vehicle.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, the driver of the Kia – 73-year-old Sonia Adams was pronounced dead at the scene.

Paying tribute to Sonia, her family said: “She was a genuine, hardworking and energetic 73-year-old – constantly raising money for charity, in particular Cystic Fibrosis as her granddaughter had the condition. She was also a member of rambler association and various other organisations and even did a paper round to keep active, having lost her partner of 20 years less than 18 months ago to a brain haemorrhage.

“She was a devoted mother to Wesley and Tanya and grandmother to four children as well as her extended family of three children and nine grandchildren.

“As an avid gardener and wildlife lover (and unquestionably a lover of all things cake! … she made a great trifle!!), she always put others before herself and didn’t want to sit back and relax in her retirement. She wanted to keep active and busy with her garden and had a zest for life that put others to shame.

“We are all heartbroken that her life has been cut tragically short. She will be leaving a hole that can’t be filled”.

The investigation into the collision is continuing.

A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has since been released under investigation.

Enquiries are ongoing to trace a second man who left the scene prior to police arrival.

Sergeant Andrew Page, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “This was a tragic incident which sadly resulted in Sonia’s death and we are doing everything we can to support her family at this incredibly difficult time.

“Our thoughts are with Sonia’s family and friends as we continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding this collision.

“This incident occurred on a busy road in broad daylight and I am confident that there are a number of witnesses who can help us with our investigation. I would urge anyone with any dash-cam footage or any useful information at all to please get in touch with police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4741 quoting 1511 of 26/02/20. Details can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

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