Tragic Charlie is remembered

Tributes to Motorcyclist Charlotte Fox who died when her bike was in a collision with an HGV at the roundabout of Atherleigh Way and Twist Lane, Leigh
Tributes to Motorcyclist Charlotte Fox who died when her bike was in a collision with an HGV at the roundabout of Atherleigh Way and Twist Lane, Leigh

FLOWERS surround a roundabout where a young woman was tragically killed while riding her scooter 10 days ago.

Charlotte Fox, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene after her vehicle was in collision with a light goods vehicle shortly before 8am on December 21.

The incident occurred on the roundabout on Atherleigh Way in Leigh which is now awash with emotional flowers and tributes left by heartbroken friends and family.

One card reads: “Goodnight, God Bless. RIP Charlie. Lisa xxx”

Charlotte had worked at Superdrug for a number of years and had recently graduated from the company’s management scheme.

Her family say she was very proud of her achievements at work.

An emotional tribute left at the scene from her colleagues said: “Charlotte, an angel in life but you’re gone. Always in our thoughts.”

The company also released an official statement saying: “The team at Superdrug are all deeply shocked by this tragic fatality.

“Our thoughts go out to family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time.”

Charlotte’s family has also paid tribute to a beloved daughter, auntie and sister, describing her love of karate, roller skating and motorcycling.

They said: “Charlotte was a much loved daughter, granddaughter, sister and auntie.

“She had recently started work as an assistant manager for Superdrug having recently graduated from the Superdrug management scheme, of which she was very proud.

“Charlotte enjoyed karate and was a black belt 2nd Dan. She also instructed juniors at her club. She enjoyed roller skating with her father and motorcycling.”

Police say that a 52-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving, has since been bailed until February. Inquiries into the incident are on-going and police are still appealing for witnesses.