Family pay tribute to 'loving' Great Harwood man who died in Accrington crash

The family of a man who died after being hit by a car in Accrington have paid tribute to him.

Wednesday, 17th February 2021, 1:39 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2021, 1:40 pm

Police were called a report a Jaguar had hit a pedestrian at the junction of Eastgate and Burnley Road at around 9am on Wednesday, February 10.

The pedestrian suffered "serious head and pelvic injuries" and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment but died four days later on Sunday, February 14).

They have since been identified as Dennis Guilfoyle, 85, from Great Harwood.

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Mr Guilfoyle’s family have today (February 17) paid tribute to to the devoted family man.

In a statement, they said: "Dennis a was loving father, grandfather and great grandfather who will be sorely missed.

"We want to thank everyone who has been in touch for their kind words and messages.

"He will be greatly missed by all who knew him."

Dennis Guilfoyle, 85, from Great Harwood. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

Officers said no arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Sgt Lee Harris, of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations, said: "These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with Mr Guilfoyle’s family at this time.

"We continue to appeal for information and urge any witnesses, who saw what happened and have yet to speak to police, to come forward."

Anyone with information has been urged to contact by police by calling 101 or emailing [email protected], quoting incident reference number 223 of February 10.

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