Quad bike crash: family pays tribute

Tributes have been paid to a Cumbrian farmer who was killed in a quad bike accident.

Janet Gorst, 43, died after her quad bike was involved in a road crash with a Land Rover in Sedbergh.

She was taken to Royal Lancaster Infirmary after the accident on Thursday (6 March), where she later died from her injuries.

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Her family paid an emotional tribute to her, saying: “A farmer and proud stockman, Janet was a Christian whose motto in life was live life passionately, laugh until your belly hurts and love unconditionally.”

Mrs Gorst, of Old Hutton, near Kendal, leaves behind her husband Dick and three children, Lydia, Joe and Sam.

She also sadly leaves behind an extended family, where she had the role of being a beloved daughter, sister, niece, auntie and a much loved friend.

Cumbria Police is investigating the circumstances of the collision.