Family issue statement after ‘most-loving mum’, 53, killed on local road

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The A917

A woman who was killed in a collision with a motorbike has been named by police.

Josephine Fernie was pronounced dead on the A917 in Fife on Thursday.

The 53-year-old was struck by a Triumph TT600 motorcycle on the road between Anstruther and Pittenweem.

Police and emergency services attended, but sadly the Anstruther woman passed away at the scene.

A 45-year-old male motorcyclist sustained a number of injuries and was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, where he continues to be treated.

Ms Fernie’s family issued a statement paying tribute to the “most loving mum”.

It read: “Josephine was a remarkable woman who would do anything for anyone.

“The most loving caring wife anyone could have as well as the most loving mum in the world, always there when you wanted a laugh.”

Inquiries are currently ongoing and a report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.

Inspector Brenda Sinclair of Fife’s Roads Policing Unit said: “Our thoughts and condolences are with Josephine’s family as they come to terms with their terrible loss.

“Inquiries into the full circumstances of this collision are still ongoing and I would urge anyone with information to contact us as soon as possible.

“Those with information are asked to contact officers on 101, quoting incident number 2743 of November 16.”

Initially, a Jeep car was thought to have been involved in the collision, but after inquiries it was established the vehicle was not involved in the incident.