Tributes to ‘amazing girl’ killed in Leeds accident

The scene of the crash on Kirkstall Road
The scene of the crash on Kirkstall Road
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Tributes have been paid to a “beautiful” and “bubbly” young woman who was knocked down and killed in Leeds.

Friends and family have been left heartbroken following the death of Amy Lancashire on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old, from Armley, was crossing Kirkstall Road close to the Benfield Ford garage when she was struck by a red Vauxhall Astra.

Her death was confirmed at Leeds General Infirmary a short time later.

A number of floral tributes have been left at the scene and hundreds of people have joined a Facebook group set up in her memory.

The group – In Loving Memory of Amy Lancashire – describes Miss Lancashire as a “beautiful, young, happy, amazing girl taken so soon”.

Writing on the page, Donna Sanderson said: “RIP Amy. You were such a beautiful, bubbly young lady, your smile was gorgeous and so infectious.

“When you smiled, everyone around you did the same.

“Sleep tight angel. You will be sadly missed by so many people.”

Friend Gemma Pearson said: “I will never forget you. You’ll always be on my mind. Just can’t believe how happy you were Tuesday night, then this. It’s such a cruel world.”

Miss Lancashire, a former Wortley High School student, was walking across Kirkstall Road on Wednesday morning when the incident happened.

She was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital, but medics were unable to save her.

The 26-year-old man who was driving the car, which ended up on its roof in the central reservation, was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

West Yorkshire Police’s major collision enquiry team is investigating, but the driver has not been arrested.

It is understood Miss Lancashire’s death came a year after she suffered a personal tragedy when her baby daughter, Zahra, lost her life.

Jessica Conway wrote on Facebook: “I don’t even know what to say or think. Until we get answers we won’t be able to rest. God gained a beautiful angel. I will never forget you, you were the sister I never had and I will never forget everything you did for me. Love you and Zahra forever.”

Sammie Jayne Doherty added: “May you rest in peace Amy. You was such a bubbly, loud outgoing lass, taken far too soon.

“Back with your little girl to be the mummy you longed to be. My heart goes out to your family and good friends.”

Florence Café, on Branch Road in Armley, is collecting donations that will go towards funding funeral costs.

Anyone who saw the incident should call police on 101.

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