Woman killed by scrambler bike had her life ‘stolen’

The death of a 26-year-old woman has caused sympathy and anger at the "pointless" death after she was hit be a scrambler bike.

The woman died four days after she was hit by an off-road bike on Court Hey Road, in Huyton on March 1.

The woman was treated for serious injuries at the scene but she died on Friday, March 5.

Police said the scrambler bike rider remains in hospital, receiving treatment. The 29-year-old's condition has been described as serious, but stable.

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After the ECHO broke the tragic news earlier today, people took to Facebook and the website to pay their condolences to the woman and her family.

On Facebook, Jennifer Getty said: "I live on Court Hey Rd and haven't stopped thinking of this young lady since it happened, praying she pulled through. So so sad to read she has passed away. I'm so sorry this has happened. Condolences to her family and friends at this awful time. RIP XxxX"

Shelagh Warley Aspinall said it was a "pointless death" and that the woman's family will be "forever broken without their beautiful girl".

Steven Shanley posted: "This is so tragic. RIP to the young lady who has had her life stolen from her in an horrific way. Condolences to all her family and friends. Thoughts are with you all and also with the people who sadly witnessed this."

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Lana Turner said: "Another family been ripped apart. Heartbreaking," while Karen Armstrong commented: "Such sad news, thinking of her family and friends. Sleep well lovely".

Sophie Savage Cruse commented: "Was really hoping not to see this news, r.i.p let’s hope more is done soon to stop this kind of tragedy happening."

Sue Joyce said simply: "Rest in peace, such an awful waste of a beautiful life x"

On the ECHO website, Shrek70 posted: "So sad that, thoughts are with the young ladies family".

While Ed234 said: "My heart and love I send to this family. My thoughts are with you."

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Flowers and loving tributes have also been left at the scene of the crash by kind well-wishers.

One tribute read: "Thinking of the poor girl's family at this very sad time."

Another offered "thoughts and prayers", adding: "I feel sorrow inside, and sad as the area too are feeling."

On Friday the force confirmed the incident was being looked at by the Independent Office of Police Conduct.

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The ECHO has approached the IOPC for a comment but we are awaiting further information.

A spokesman for the force said: "The pedestrian was treated for serious injuries at the scene, and taken to hospital for further treatment. She sadly died from her injuries on Friday 5 March.

"Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by officers.

"The rider of the bike, a 29-year-old man, was taken to hospital where he remains receiving treatment. His condition is described as serious but stable.

"CCTV and witness enquiries are ongoing.

"Anyone who saw the incident or was passing and has any dashcam footage or information is asked to contact police via @MerPolCC on Twitter with reference 21000132231."

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