Heartfelt tributes paid to men killed on roads

Daniel Arran Richmond from Whittle-le-Woods died following a collision in Euxton.

Daniel Arran Richmond from Whittle-le-Woods died following a collision in Euxton.

Tributes have been paid to two men who were killed in separate road accidents in Chorley at the weekend.

Daniel Arran Richmond, 35, from Whittle-le-Woods, was cycling over the M6 motorway bridge on Runshaw Lane, 
Euxton, when an Audi S3 car collided with his bike on Sunday.

Today, his distraught wife Fabienne Richmond paid tribute to her husband.

She said: “Daniel was a hard-working, conscientious family man.

“He was passionate about his family and friends, as well as his hobbies, including cycling, golf, skiing, and trout and salmon fishing.

“He was funny, with a generous spirit and was successful at everything he turned his hand to. He will be greatly missed.”

The accident happened at just after 9.10am on Sunday, on Runshaw Lane in Euxton, near Chorley.

Two pedal cyclists travelling along Runshaw Lane from Euxton were crossing the M6 motorway bridge when an Audi S3 travelling in the 
opposite direction failed to negotiate a left hand bend and collided with the rear of 
Daniel’s bike. The other cyclist was uninjured.

Sgt Steve Wignall, of Lancashire Police Road Policing Unit, said: “I would appeal for anyone for anyone who saw this incident or who witnessed any of the vehicles involved prior to the collision to get in touch.”

A 36-year-old man from Ormskirk was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed until July.

In a separate incident 45-year-old motorcyclist Simon Williams from Chorley died following a collision with a car.

Mr Williams was involved in a collision with an Audi A6 at 1.35pm on Saturday at the junction of Wigan Lane and Duxbury Hall Road in Chorley.

Today his family said: “Simon was an accomplished, dedicated and experienced rider having been riding for 30 years. It was his passion and he had previously toured Europe on his motorcycle.

“He was kind hearted and was always there for others.

“Simon was a brilliant husband, a fantastic Dad and our best friend that can never be replaced. He will be missed and always loved.”

Sgt Rob Gomery, from the Road Policing Unit, said: “An investigation into this collision is now underway and our thoughts are with Mr Williams’ family at this incredibly said time.

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