Tributes to tragic Lydia

Lydia Taylor-Harrison
Lydia Taylor-Harrison
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A HEARTBROKEN mother today paid tribute to her “angel” daughter who died after a motorbike crash.

Brave teenager Lydia Taylor-Harrison, 18, who was from St Michaels on Wyre, bravely battled for life in hospital following the horrific collision in Out Rawcliffe on Tuesday.

But the former Saint Aidan’s Church of England Technology College pupil lost her fight yesterday at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Today her devastated mother Lisa Taylor paid tribute to her daughter.

She said: “She was my angel and will be missed so much.”

“Lydia was a very independent young lady. She was a good friend to many and was very loyal and caring.

Lydia was riding pillion on a Honda motorcycle which was in collision with a Nissan Micra on Rawcliffe Road outside the Rawcliffe Hall Country Club and Caravan Park at 3.30pm.

The bike was being driven by a 21-year-old-man who is in hospital with serious injuries.

The occupants of the Micra, a man and woman in their 50s believed to be from Oldham, were also taken to hospital suffering from shock.

Anthony Lord, assistant head teacher at Saint Aidan’s in Preesall added his tribute to the teenager.

He said: “Lydia was a young lady with a real passion for life. She made many friends, both at Saint Aidan’s and in the Over Wyre community.

“All our thoughts are with her family at this tragic time.”

A tribute site has also been set up on social networking site Facebook and hundreds of people have already signed up to pay their respects.