Family’s thanks to strangers who helped tragic mum

Marjorie Greenalgh
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The family of a woman who died in a car crash have thanked strangers who came to her aid – and paid tribute to a ‘wonderful mum who always put others before herself’.

Marjorie Greenalgh died after the road traffic collision on Midgeland Road on Saturday.

The kindness offered by total strangers who came to mum’s aid in her hour of need was so comforting I cannot thank them enough

Statement from the family of Marjorie Greenalgh

The 60-year-old was behind the wheel of a Ford Fiesta travelling southbound along Midgeland Road at 11.30am on Saturday when it collided with a parked Citroen C3 car close to Stockydale Road.

She suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital for treatment.

She was later transferred to Royal Preston Hospital, but died on Tuesday morning.

Mrs Greenalgh was 60 years old and born in Colne.

she moved to Blackpool in her teens, studied at Highfield High School and after her graduation, worked at Burton’s Biscuits (Tangerine Confectionary) with her best friend Audrey.

In a statement the family – represented by Marjorie’s daughter Jo – said: “We are all absolutely devastated to lose our wonderful mum who always put others before herself; Mum always had a smile and kind word for people.

“She was well liked because of her genuine and kind heart.

“She played a huge part in looking after her grandchildren while I worked.

“We have all realised how fragile life is and how we now have a huge hole in our lives that can never be filled.

“We are so grateful to all the emergency teams and the police family liaison officer (PC Mark Park) for their compassion in a difficult time. We would also like to thank the staff and doctors at Royal Preston hospital Intensive care unit for their outstanding care and support.

“We have also been informed that a number of local residents provided mum with exceptional care and support while awaiting the emergency services. The kindness offered by total strangers who came to mum’s aid in her hour of need was so comforting I cannot thank them enough.”

Mrs Greenalgh loved spending time with her family; she leaves two sisters Carol and Susan, her two children James and Jo, and her three grandchildren Joseph, William and Isabella.