Renewed appeal over Wombwell crash

By David Parker | 26/09/2019

Renewed appeal over Wombwell crash

POLICE are appealing for further information about a crash in which a "devoted husband" was fatally injured.

Peter Armitage (75), whom family members described as much-loved and adored, was injured at about 10.30am on Saturday, June 19 while loading items into a Hyundia i10 on Melville Street, Wombwell.

An 83-year-old woman, who was driving a silver Vauxhall Astra, had been attempting to park behind the Hyundai, close to the junction with High Street, when her car collided with Mr Armitage, a spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said.

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

Mr Armitage died in hospital on Sunday, August 18.

His family said in a statement that 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," they said.

Officers investigating the collision said they were still keen to hear from anyone who saw what happened and were encouraging anyone who had information but who hadn’t yet come forward to contact them.

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 338 of June 29.


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