Tributes have been paid to a “much loved” 58-year-old woman who died after being struck by a car in Inverness.
Phoebe Mackenzie was crossing the A9 southbound slip road at the Raigmore Interchange last Wednesday when there was a collision with a Mazda 6 car.
Paramedics rushed her to the city’s Raigmore Hospital with serious injuries. She was later transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
In a statement released by police the family said they were “saddened and in shock” following the passing of the “much loved mother and grandmother”.
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They said: “Phoebe was a much loved mother, mother in law and grandmother, and will be missed greatly by all her family and friends.
“Our family is deeply saddened and in shock and would kindly request privacy and space to grieve in peace at this difficult time.
“We would like to thank any witnesses who have come forward to help with inquiries.”
Councillor Isabelle MacKenzie expressed shock and sadness following the news of her passing.
She said: “I am so saddened and shocked at the news and my thoughts and sincere condolences are with the family.”
Meanwhile, Councillor Ian Brown added: “Obviously sympathies to her family. It’s a shock to everyone; it’s a terrible tragedy to happen. I actually drove round it this morning and I certainly wouldn’t like to walk it. It’s something we really have to look at.
“It’s unfortunate that it sometimes does take a tragedy for the bleatingly obvious to become obvious.”
Road policing sergeant Gus Murray said: “Our thoughts are with Phoebe’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.
“We have already spoken to a number of people in connection with this collision and I would pass on our gratitude to everyone who has assisted with our enquiries.
“I would urge anyone with any further information who has not yet spoken to police to call 101.”