23rd May, 2019

OAP, 76, killed crossing Coventry road on mobility scooter

Felix Nobes 16th May, 2019 Updated: 16th May, 2019

A PENSIONER, 76, has been killed after being hit by a van while crossing the road on a mobility scooter in Coventry.

Police were called to the junction of Allesley Old Road and Brookside Avenue on Monday (May 6) at 10.30am to reports of a collision.

Victim Mick Morrison’s injuries were initially not believed to be serious, but his condition deteriorated and he sadly passed away on Wednesday, May 8.

The driver of the van, a 43-year-old man, remained at the scene and is fully cooperating with police enquiries.

Mick’s wife has paid the following tribute: “Mick was a wonderful and loving husband.

“Notwithstanding his problems with Parkinson’s disease, he had an enormous zest for life and believed in living life to the full which included flying to Las Vegas four or five times a year.

“His death has left an enormous void in our lives and he will be missed dreadfully as I have lost not only my husband but also my best friend.”

Detective sergeant Paul Hughes from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “I know from our enquiries that there were several witnesses at the traffic lights at the time of collision that we have not yet spoken to.

“I would like them to contact us and help us get answers for everyone involved. Specialist officers from our dedicated family liaison unit continue to support Mick’s family.”

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit via email on FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk, via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight or by calling 101 anytime. Please quote log 681 of 06/05.

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