THE heartbroken boyfriend of a young woman killed in a quad bike crash in Birkenhead last weekend has paid tribute to a "lovely, amazing girl".

Courtney Sampson died following the incident at the junction of Wallasey Bridge Road, Stanley Road and Gautby Road in Birkenhead on Sunday (February 4).

Emergency services were called to a report of a collision involving a black mark 4 Ford Mondeo saloon and a yellow quad bike with blue trim.

Courtney's boyfriend, Dylan Hall, the quad bike rider, was also taken to hospital with multiple injuries and is now recovering at home.

Paying tribute to Courtney, the 24-year-old from Wallasey described her as his “superstar". 

He told the Globe: “Courtney was a lovely, amazing girl. All of the things I liked, she was right into them.

"We went motorbiking together a lot, quad biking, and drifting. We were both ginger, both fiery. We had an instant spark."

Wirral Globe: Courtney Sampson and Dylan HallCourtney Sampson and Dylan Hall (Image: Dylan Hall)

He had known Courtney's dad, Anthony Sampson, for many years before meeting her on Boxing Day 2022 at the family home in Stone, Stafford. Courtney soon moved to Merseyside to spend more time with Dylan.

Recalling how popular the couple were, Dylan added: "Courtney was from Stone and I'm from Wallasey. I’m quite well known in the area. When she moved down here with me, she also became well known.

“Courtney was loving, caring, beautiful, everything. She was just everything. She was my whole world.”

The driver of the Ford Mondeo, a 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and also driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs.

He has been released under investigation.

Recalling the accident last weekend, Dylan said: “I was in phenomenal pain. I couldn't move. I tried to get up to get to her but I fell straight back down."

Earlier this week Leanne Carr, Courtney's mum, described her daughter as an "incredible angel" and said in a public social media post: "Well baby girl we went to put some flowers at where your life was taken from me and many many others who loved you so much honestly my lil lady I will do my upmost best to give you the best send off you deserve."

Detective Sergeant Andy Roper, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: "This is a complex investigation as we seek to establish what happened in the lead up to the collision and the movements of both vehicles.

"We are currently searching for any witnesses or any CCTV or dashcam footage that may have captured the incident or either vehicle in the time immediately before the collision.

"I would ask anyone who was driving in the general area of Hoylake Road, Stanley Road, Wallasey Bridge Road or who lives in the area please check your CCTV systems or contact our team and we will review any footage or information you may have.”

Anyone who witnessed the collision or captured anything on CCTV or dashcam is asked to contact SCIU on (0151) 777 5747, or email

Alternatively DM @MerPolCC or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111, quoting reference 24000146006.