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Tributes paid to pensioner who died following crash at Preston Docks

Posted on - 31st March, 2021 - 1:42pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Lancashire Police, Preston Docks, Preston News, Riversway, Uncategorized
Picture taken from Preston Police Facebook as they appeal for information.

The family of 82-year-old Brian Cartmell from Preston have paid tributes following his death on 24 March after a road traffic accident.

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Preston Police officers were called to Mariners Way at 6.02pm on March 24 following a report a pedestrian had been struck by a Toyota Aygo. Mr Cartmell had been taken to hospital with serious head, back and chest injuries, but sadly died over the weekend.

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In a tribute, Mr Cartmell’s family said: “Brian was a loving husband to Carole, father and grandfather. His tragic death has left a hole in all of our hearts. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.”

Mariners Way was closed for three hours while investigation work was carried out but has since re-opened.

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The driver of the Aygo, a woman in her 60s, stopped at the scene after the incident and no arrest has been made. However, officers are continuing to investigate what led to the collision and are particularly keen to hear from anybody who was in the area at the time and has any information which could assist them.

Sgt Steve Hardman, of Lancashire Police’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “First and foremost my thoughts are with Mr Cartmell’s family at this incredibly difficult time.

“We are still working to establish the cause of the collision, but we know there were a lot of people in the area at that time who will have seen what happened. I would ask that if you were one of those people, then please get in contact with us as soon as possible. I would ask anybody with information or anyone with dashcam, mobile phone or CCTV footage which could assist our inquiry to get in contact with us. “

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Anyone with information is asked to email 2385@lancashire.police.uk or call 101, quoting log 1217 of March 24, 2021. Alternatively report it online at https://doitonline.lancashire.police.uk/

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