Family members of a woman killed in a crash said they are comforted that she died while on her motorbike with the “sunshine on her face”.
Yvonne Motherwell, from the Lanark area, died when her motorcycle collided with a car the A706 near Wilsontown, in South Lanarkshire.
The 53-year-old’s family said: “Our mum was so amazing, brave and strong and we are so very proud. Always smiling or laughing, she made life so effortless and fun, and could always make the best out of any situation.
“We take great comfort knowing your last moments were spent on your bike with the sunshine on your face, and with your best friend behind you.
“We know that you wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. You died doing something you loved the most and will continue to do so wherever you may be.
“Growing up is for old people and we are glad you never had to. Rest in peace Mum, we love you always.”
The crash happened around 4.30pm on Saturday, April 3, on the A706 near the junction with Pleasance Row in Wilsontown.
Yvonne was the rider of a black Suzuki motorcycle. The other vehicle involved was a black BMW car.
A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the crash and released pending further enquiries.
The investigation is ongoing and police have asked anyone with information who has not yet spoken to them to call 101, quoting incident 2695 of April 3.