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Tributes paid to man who died in Penwortham crash

Posted on - 18th June, 2017 - 9:36am | Author - | Posted in - News, Penwortham, Roads, Transport
Leyland Road where the crash took place Pic: Google
Leyland Road where the crash took place Pic: Google

The family of a man who died in a crash in Penwortham on Saturday (17 June) evening have paid tribute.

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Lancashire Police have named the man who died when he lost control of his 125cc scooter as Richard Bean.

Mr Bean, 39, from Preston, was heading into Penwortham on Leyland Road at 6.20pm.

He lost control on the approach to a right hand bend and collided with a row of barriers – and sustained severe head injuries. He died at the scene despite attempts by paramedics to save him.

His family said in a statement released by police: “Richard ‘Beany’ Bean was married to Donna and was a loving husband, dad and grandad. He lived in Leyland until he left school and spent most of his adult life in Preston. He worked as a cleaning supervisor at the Fishergate Centre in Preston.

“He enjoyed tending to his fish in his pond and loved nothing more than spending time with all his family who are devastated by the sudden and tragic loss.”

PC Rob Prescott, from the South Road Policing Unit, said: “This collision has sadly cost a man his life and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision itself or the scooter in the moments before the collision to get in touch with us.”

Police activity in Leyland Road on Saturday night Pic: Cllr Keith Martin
Police activity in Leyland Road on Saturday night Pic: Cllr Keith Martin

Leyland Road was closed for three hours on Saturday night by police.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 1243 of June 17th.

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