Michelle Atherton St Helens accident: 47 year-old mother of 4 died in a road traffic collision in Merseyside

Michelle Atherton
Michelle Atherton, 47-year-old mother died in an accident


Michelle Atherton’s family has paid tribute to her, who died in a road traffic accident in St Helens on Wednesday, July 5, 2023. 

Let’s see what happened to Michelle Atherton in detail.

Michelle Atherton accident:

Merseyside Police confirmed the death of 47-year-old mother named, Michelle who died in an accident.

It was reported that the emergency services were responded to the accident involving a white Ford Fiesta and a garbage waggon at the intersection of Broad Oak Road and Delta Road.

After providing critical head and chest injuries to a female passenger, paramedics sent her to the hospital for immediate care.

A short while later, the grandmother and mother-of-four, Michelle Atherton, age 47, passed away in the hospital. 

The statement released by her family reads: “Our mum was the best mum that anyone could have ever dreamt or wished for. “She had a heart of gold and a smile that would light up any room that she graced her presence with. You will be dearly missed by your four loving children, six grandchildren and your unborn grandchild.

“We love you mum. You were taken from us too soon. We will love and cherish you forever and always. Michelle Maria Atherton (known to many family and friends as Shelly). We hope you rest in peace now with your mum.”

What happened to Michelle Antherton?

Michelle was seriously injured after the car accident that happened with a trash waggon at the intersection of Broad Oak Road and Delta Road in St Helens, Merseyside, at 07:00 BST. After being transferred to the hospital, she passed away there. 

The 43-year-old driver from St Helens was arrested on suspicion of causing death through hazardous driving. According to Merseyside Police, the driver of the refuse truck was assisting investigators. 

Michelle’s sudden death has made everyone who knew her in complete grief.

Tributes pouring in for the best mum:

Tributes flooded the social media after the sudden demise news of the Shelly broke out. His close friends and relatives shared their heartfelt condolences.

Sue Hill posted,

Sending my condolences to all the family x   RIP Shelly x

Sharon Caine posted,

What a sad tragedy rip sending love to the family and her children.

Karen Robinson commented,

Sending thoughts & prayers to the ladies family at this sad time.

Brenda Massey posted,

How tragic, sincere condolences to Michelle’s family and friends may she RIP

Keith Bishop commented,

RIP to Michelle, thoughts are with her family and friends.

Police seek public assistance:

Det Sgt. Kurt Timpson pleaded for anyone who may have information to contact him. He claimed that the woman’s kin had been notified and were receiving care “at this extremely difficult time”.

“Our thoughts are very much with them.”, he stated.

Detective Sergeant Kurt Timpson from the MATRIX Serious Collision Investigation Unit said:

“Our investigation continues, and I would like to thank members of the local community who have helped us so far. However I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information that may help, who we have not already spoken with to please contact the incident team.

“In addition, if you live locally or were in the area at the time and have any CCTV or dash camera footage please get in touch.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call the Matrix Roads Policing Unit on (0151) 777 5747, email [email protected], or DM @MerPolCC on Twitter quoting reference 23000603150.


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