The 20-year-old man, named locally as Ben Smith from Walton-le-Dale, was killed while riding an electric scooter in Bamber Bridge.

Tributes paid to 20-year-old man who died after being hit by van in Bamber Bridge

Friends and family gathered for a vigil in memory of a man who was killed after he was struck by a van in Bamber Bridge.

By Sean Gleaves
Friday, 12th February 2021, 5:02 pm

The 20-year-old man, named locally as Ben Smith from Walton-le-Dale, was hit by a Transit van on Station Road at around 1pm yesterday (February 11).

He was riding an e-scooter at the time of the incident and died a short time later as a result of his injuries..

He remained in custody for questioning this morning (February 12).

Loved ones, friends and members of the community gathered yesterday evening with flowers and balloons to pay tribute to Ben.

Here are some pictures from the scene:

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