Tragic loss of Johnshaven woman

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A Johnshaven woman lost her fight for life in Ninewells Hospital after a motorcycle accident near Auchterhouse on Thursday (February 20).

Lynsey Cargill (35) had been riding an MZ motorcycle when she was involved in a collision with a silver Ford Focus.

Emergency services rushed to the incident on the B954 Meigle to Dundee near Auchterhouse near a junction, just after 4 p.m. on Thursday.

A trauma unit from Ninewells attended and the scene and was conveyed to Ninewells Hospital by ambulance, which was also assisted by a police escort, where she was assessed as having head, pelvic and lower limb injuries.

Her injuries were described as critical.

Both the 66-year-old male driver and his 74-year-old male passenger who were in the silver Ford Focus were uninjured in the collision.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland Tayside Division confirmed that Lynsey had succumbed to her injuries and had died on Friday.

A number of tributes to Lynsey poured out on social media sites from friends and neighbours following the news of her death.

Olly Taylor commented: “Lost for words, a true great taken way too early, my thoughts are with you all, RIP Lynsey.”

David Melvin said: “So sorry to hear this sad news, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.”

Gemma Boyd commented: “I don’t think I ever saw her without a smile on her face, she will be greatly missed.”

Jo Molland-Ward said: “I don’t think we have ever seen Lynsey without a smile on her face, unless she was pulling a funny face. Lynsey was so lovely and a great Mum and will be so sadly missed.”

Sean Meldrum simply said: “Johner won’t be the same without her.”

Bruce Carnegie commented: “She will be sorely missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing her.”

Michelle Bobridge said of the Johnshaven mum: “Lynsey was pure gold.”

Vijzelaar Ron said: “Sleep tight angel Lynsey.”

Johnshaven Athletic held a minutes silence on Sunday at their Cup Final in Pitmedden as a mark of respect for Lynsey.

A Johnshaven Athletic spokesperson wrote on their Facebook page: “Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her family and friends.”

Police are still trying to trace any witnesses to the incident and ask anyone who saw the crash or those in the area at the time to contact them on 101.