Tributes paid to Bamber Bridge ‘devoted father’ who died after Chorley Road crash

Posted on - 2nd April, 2019 - 6:16pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Crime, Preston News
Michael Jackson with one of his prize pigeons
Michael Jackson with one of his prize pigeons

A grandfather and man with a passion for pigeon flying has been paid tribute to following his death in a car crash.


Michael Jackson died in Royal Preston Hospital on Sunday (31 March).

The 45-year-old’s family have released a tribute to the driver who died after the car he was in overturned in Chorley Road, Bamber Bridge.

They said: “Michael has sadly been taken away from his loving family in a tragic car accident. Michael was a loving husband to Donna Jackson and a devoted father to Kieren Jackson and Leonie Jackson and a very proud granddad to his first grandson Leo Burns.

“Michael was a true family man and had a passion of pigeon flying. His son promises to look after his pigeons and keeping his passion going. All his family will continue to keep his spirit alive and his grandson will be told all about him daily.

“We kindly ask that our privacy is respected at this difficult and sad time and for people not to speculate.”

Michael was involved in the collision which took place around 2.20am. He was driving a black Mercedes C180.

At a mini roundabout near Renshaw Drive the car was rolled onto its side and hit a wall.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service cut Michael free from the car and he was treated for serious head injuries. But he later died from those injuries.

South Ribble Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the crash.

Temporary Sergeant Martin Wilcock of Lancashire Police Tactical Operations team said: “Our thoughts remain with Michael’s friends and family at this incredibly difficult time.

“If you saw the vehicle described in the moments before the incident, or have any dash cam footage or CCTV please get in touch.”

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Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log reference 0103 of March 31. Or email

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