The family of a "much-loved" father, grandfather and great-grandfather have paid tribute following a fatal crash at the weekend.

The collision occurred on Flapper Fold Lane in Atherton on Friday, April 12 at around midday.

A car was travelling along Flapper Fold Lane when it collided with a mobility scooter as it crossed the carriageway.

This resulted in the 88-year-old rider becoming unseated and knocked to the ground.

Despite the best efforts of emergency services, Joe Shaw died in hospital later the same evening.

A 30-year-old woman was initially arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing serious injury by careless driving and driving a vehicle while under the influence of a specified drug following a positive roadside test. She has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

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Paying tribute to him, Joe’s family said: “On Friday, April 12 on Flapper Fold Lane, Atherton, a serious road traffic collision occurred. Our father Joe Shaw was injured in the collision and was taken to hospital where he sadly died surrounded by his family.

“Joe was a much-loved father, grandfather and great-grandfather and he was well known in the local community.  Joe enjoyed watching football, playing dominoes and he always had a smile on his face.

“Joe died surrounded by his loved ones and will be sadly missed. He is now back with his beloved Rita.”

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