The family of a 61-year-old woman, who died in a road traffic collision at Carnforth, have paid tribute to a loving wife, mum, sister, grandma and auntie. 

Muriel Watson, from Morecambe, was driving a Kia Sorento when it collided with an oncoming single decker bus on Scotland Road on Tuesday morning.


Mrs Watson was a previous owner of the Newsagents in the West End of Morecambe between 1989 and 1999 and she worked in SPAR on Greaves Road, Lancaster, for a number of years.

Muriel was also a keen gardener who enjoyed growing her own strawberries and tomatoes.

In a statement her family said: “Muriel will be sadly missed by us all, she was a loving, caring person who spent lots of time around family and with her young grandchildren.”

The driver of the bus and the seven passengers on board all suffered a range of injuries and were treated by the ambulance service.

The road was closed for four hours while a collision investigation took place.