Renewed appeal following Wombwell collision

Date published: 26 September 2019 07:54
Dated: 26 September 2019 08:51:08

Officers are continuing to appeal for witnesses following a collision in Wombwell earlier this year, in which a 75-year-old man was injured.

At about 10.30am on Saturday 29 June, emergency services were called to Melville Street after it was reported that a car had been in collision a pedestrian, 75-year-old Peter Armitage.

It is reported that an 83-year-old woman driving a silver Vauxhall Astra was attempting to park behind a Hyundai i10 on Melville Street, close to the junction with High Street when, for reasons unknown, has collided with Mr Armitage.

At the time, Mr Armitage was attempting to load items into the boot of the Hyundai. 

The Astra has then also collided with a wall and the front door of a house on the street. 

Mr Armitage was taken to hospital where he remained in hospital until Sunday 18 August when he sadly passed away.

His family have said he was a “Devoted husband to Mary, Much loved Dad to John and Mark and adored Grandad to Gabriel, Jacob, Bea, Seth and Edith. We feel truly blessed to have had him in our lives.”

Officers investigating the collision remain keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened and are encouraging anyone who has information but who hasn’t yet come forward to contact them.

If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 338 of 29 June 2019.

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