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14 July 2010, 12:31 | Updated: 14 July 2010, 12:40
The family of a woman killed on the A20 in Kent have paid tribute to her.
Jane Wilson, 46, from Rochford in Essex was killed when the motorbike she was riding was involved in a collision at West Malling on Sunday 4th July.
An inquest into her death has been opened and adjourned.
Greta Estall, Jane’s mother, said: “Jane was a very caring person. She took in all the waifs and strays. She was a psychiatric nurse caring for geriatric patients. She helped me enormously over the last 8 months which have been extremely difficult and I don't know what I will do without her.”
Jane’s leaves behind three children Christopher, 21, and Peter, 19, and Lucy, 23 and three grandchildren Chloe, 4, Zach, 3 and Sophie 5 months.
Her son Christopher said: “There are no words that can do justice to her. All the pets we’ve got are rescued and she rescued so many people too. I want to carry on what she started.” His brother Peter described their mother as “an angel with Honda wings."
Lucy said: “My children, Chloe 4, Zach 3 & Sophie 5 months, will grow up not knowing their wonderful granny.”
Jane’s closest friend Gary said: “Jane was one of the safest riders on the road. She was highly qualified and trained instructor/observer. She helped out at many bike training events for other riders throughout Essex.”
Gary said, "I've lost my best friend. She was my wingman. I'll never look in my mirror and see her again. I miss her so much. She was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and as a result, she sadly lost her life. God bless Jane."
Jane’s family and friends would all like to thank Kent Police and anyone who helped at the scene of the accident.