St Michael’s teenager dies in crash

Lydia Taylor-Harrison
Lydia Taylor-Harrison

A TEENAGER has died following a horror crash in Out Rawcliffe.

Lydia Taylor-Harrison, 18, who was from St Michaels, died in hospital overnight after the motorbike she was a passenger on was in collision with a car on Rawcliffe Road at 3.30pm on Tuesday afternoon.

Lydia’s mother, Lisa Taylor said, “Lydia was a very independent young lady. She was a good friend to many and was very loyal and caring. She was my angel and will be missed so much.”

Lydia was a pillion passenger on a Honda motorbike that was in collision with a Nissan Micra on Rawcliffe Road outside the Rawcliffe Hall Country Club and Caravan Park.

The occupants of the Micra, a man and woman both in their 50s, were taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital suffering from shock.

The 21-year-old male rider of the motorcycle and Lydia were also taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Lydia died overnight as a result of her injuries.

The rider is said to be suffering from serious injuries.

The road was closed to allow collision investigation to take place and was likely to remain closed until around 7.30pm.

Sergeant Patrick Worden said: “An investigation into the circumstances surrounding this collision is now underway; if anybody witnessed it then I would ask them to contact police.”

Anybody with any information is asked to contact police on 08451 25 35 45 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.