Tributes paid to man who died following Grimsargh crash

Posted on - 27th December, 2018 - 7:01pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Grimsargh, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Emergency services can be seen in the distance in Grimsargh Pic: Jaishri Masalawala
Emergency services can be seen in the distance in Grimsargh Pic: Jaishri Masalawala

The parents of a man who died shortly before Christmas after a month fighting for his life in hospital have paid tribute.


Jake Beatty, as passenger in a car which crashed in Preston Road, Grimsargh, suffered serious head injuries in the crash on Saturday 24 November.

The 23-year-old was in an Audi A3 which left the road, overturned and narrowly missed a house in the village.

Preston Police said Jake was taken to Royal Preston Hospital but died overnight on the 23 December with his family by his side.

A statement from Jake’s family said: “Jake was a Longridge lad who was well liked in the village and he was adored by all his family.

“To have lost Jake in these circumstances is something we will struggle to come to terms with.

“It has brought our family closer together and Jake will always be remembered for his cheeky, yet loveable attitude towards life.”

His mother Donna said: “I would like to thank the people who helped Jake at the time of the collision and stayed with him until help arrived.

“To know that someone was there with him when he was hurt and did everything they could to help him helps me to cope with what has happened. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

Police investigation continues

Police closed Preston Road for nearly seven hours during their investigation on the day.

A 23-year-old man was arrested by police in connection with the incident and was released pending further enquiries.

Read more: Car crash damages restaurant in Longridge

Senior Investigating Officer, Sergeant Adam Dawson of Lancashire Police said: “These are absolutely tragic circumstances for the family to have to being going through and all our thoughts are with the family and friends of Jake at this time.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or the lead up to it and ask they contact police so that we can establish exactly what happened”.

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting incident reference 0287 of November 24th.

Read more: Final stage for new homes in Grimsargh

Did you know Jake? You can leave your tributes and memories to him in the comments below

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