WARM tributes have been paid to an 85-year-old woman killed in a collision with a BMW as she headed out for her daily walk.

Pat Ashman, a popular resident at Avon Reach Care Home in Mudeford, died after the collision with a car being driven by a 94-year-old local man on Friday October 13.

Avon Reach manager Ruth Wildman said Mrs Ashman had moved into the care home in the summer of 2016 from her former home in Friar’s Cliff.

“It was a tragic accident and I feel for her family,” said Mrs Wildman. “She was a lovely lady and very popular. She was quite independent and went out for a walk every day.

“The staff here were very attached to her and she had a lot of friends.”

Floral tributes bearing touching messages have been left at the scene of the tragedy. Messages include: “Sincere condolences to the family after this tragic accident - a true lady.”

Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to the scene at 2.30pm. CCTV footage from a nearby shop is being examined and Dorset Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident to contact them on 101.