Two friends who died after being hit by an Audi in Birkdale have been identified

The family of the two women, aged 79 and 85, have issued tributes.

A general view of Lulworth Road, Birkdale. Image: Google

Two friends who died after being hit by an Audi A3 car in Birkdale on Tuesday have been named.

Marie Cunningham, aged 79, and Grace Foulds, aged 85, passed away following the incident on Lulworth Road on 30 November.

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Emergency services attended the scene after receiving reports of a collision at around 16:35.

Merseyside Police said the women were taken to hospital where they passed away.

The driver stopped at the scene and is assisting police with enquiries.

Family tributes to two friends

Mary Cunningham

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our special mum, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunty, Marie (Mary) Cunningham.

“Marie was an amazing person who lived for and loved her family and will be missed every day.

“Our family would like to thank the members of the public who stopped to give first aid and assistance to Marie and Grace at the time of the incident.”

Grace Foulds

“It is with deep sadness that Caroline Clarke and Victor Foulds announce the tragic and sudden death of their mother Grace Foulds, aged 85.

“Grace, who lived on Palatine Road, was a popular member of the Birkdale community as well as a regular at St Joseph’s Church. She will be sadly missed by all her family and many friends.

“Our family wish to pass their thanks to the emergency services and staff at Southport Hospital.” Both families have asked for privacy as they grieve for their losses.

Police investigation

Sergeant Mat Shaw said: “An investigation has been launched into this tragic incident and we are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision.

“Similarly, if you were driving in the Lulworth Road area at the time and have any dashcam footage, please review it and get in touch if you see anything. Information you hold could be vital our enquiries.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call Matrix Roads Policing Unit on (0151) 777 5747, email [email protected], or DM @MerPolCC on Twitter quoting reference 21000831536.