Family pay tribute to ‘caring, thoughtful and beautiful boy’ who died in New Longton moped crash

Posted on - 24th August, 2021 - 4:22pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Longton & New Longton, Preston News, Roads, South Ribble News
Lewis Turner, 20. Pic: Lancashire police
Lewis Turner Pic: Lancashire Police

Family have paid tribute to 20-year-old Lewis Turner, who died after a serious collision in New Longton on Saturday (21 August).


Lewis, from Chorley, was riding an Aprilla moped and was sadly pronounced dead at the scene after sustaining serious injuries.

In a tribute, Lewis’s family said: “Lewis was a kind, gentle, caring, thoughtful and beautiful boy with nothing but love to give. He brightened up everyone’s day with just a cheeky smile and wanted nothing more than for other people around him to be happy. 

“He worked so hard as a plasterer, and worked every weekend he possibly could. His work ethic was rare in a boy of his age, but he was great at what he did and that gave him drive. 

“He did not deserve to be taken from us so soon. His infectious laugh, his beautiful eyes, his presence, his compassion, his being will be missed by so many. 

“There are no amount of words that can possibly describe how amazing he was.

“Fly high little (and big) brother. We love you xxxx.”

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Police were called at just after 8.20am on Saturday to reports of the collision between the Aprilla moped and a Ford Fusion car at the junction of Wham Lane and Sheephill Lane.

The driver of the Ford Fusion was unhurt.

Sgt Michael Higginson of the Road Policing Unit said: “This collision has cost a young man his life and my thoughts are with Lewis’s loved ones at this time.

“I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the collision itself or who has any information which may assist to get in touch.”

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