Man dies in Workington car crash

A 54-year-old man has died after being hit by a car in Workington.

Family pay tribute to a 'devoted and dearly loved dad'

54-year-old James Smith who died on 16th January Credit: Cumbria Police

The family of 54-year-old James Smith, who died yesterday (16th January), have paid tribute to a 'devoted and dearly loved dad'.

Mr Smith from Workington was hit by a car in Oxford Street in the town on 15th January.

He was taken to hospital with serious head injuries, but later died.

He who was known locally as ‘Jim’ and had two daughters, Sharon Smith from Egremont and Alisha Smith from Workington.

They said:

"Dad was born in Whitehaven and was brought up there with his three brothers and one sister.

"He later moved to Workington with his late wife Norma. When Norma died suddenly in October 2011 it was like he had lost his right arm. They were soul mates. They used to spend all their time together so when she died, he was lost.

“However he found comfort in his dog called Wally. They were inseparable.

“He was a devoted dad, always there for us when we needed him and would always be the first person we would turn to. He always told us he loved us, making sure we knew.

“He was a granddad to two boys and a girl who he loved dearly.He was our world. He was one in a million. We can’t imagine life without our dad, we will miss him so much.”

Picture: Scene of Workington crash death

Scene of the collision in Workington Credit: ITV Border

Police are looking to speak to anyone who witnessed a crash on Oxford Street in Workington on 15th January.

54-year-old James Smith, from Hyde Street in the town, was hit by a car and died of his injuries yesterday (16th January).

Members of the community are being asked to help with the investigation by contacting PC David Edwards from Cumbria Roads Policing Unit by calling 101.

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Appeal for witnesses over Workington crash death

An investigation is continuing into the death of a 54-year-old man who was hit by a car in Workington on Tuesday evening (15th January).

James Smith, of Hyde Street in Workington, suffered serious head injuries after the collision on Oxford Street in the town, and died in hospital yesterday (16th January).

Cumbria Police are asking members of the community to help with their investigation by contacting them if they have any information.

Members of the public should contact PC David Edwards from Cumbria Roads Policing Unit by calling 101.

"Mr Smith was a pedestrian at the time that the collision took place and we are very keen to speak to any members of the community or any passing motorists who may have seen him in the area.

“Were you in the vicinity of Oxford Street in Workington on Tuesday afternoon?

"We need to speak to anyone who believes they may have seen a man, aged in his 50s, wearing a long, hi-visibility yellow jacket and carrying a rucksack attempting to cross the road in the area of Oxford Street near the bus station, or close to the area of Corporation road.”

– Inspector Andy Wilkinson, Roads Policing Unit, Cumbria Police

Workington crash victim named

A man who was killed after being hit by a car in Workington has been named as 54-year-old James Smith from Hyde Street in Workington.

Mr Smith, known locally as Jim, was taken to West Cumberland Hospital with serious head injuries, but died this morning (16th January).

The accident happened at 5.45pm last night (15th January), on Oxford Street in Workington.

A grey Honda CR-V, driven by a 50-year-old woman from Workington, collided with Mr Smith near to the Park Lane junction.

The driver of the Honda was arrested at the scene on Suspicion of Driving Without Due Care and Attention and has been released on bail.

The road was closed for four hours for police investigations.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact PC David Edwards from Cumbria Police by calling 101.

Workington man dies after being hit by car

A 54-year-old man from Workington has died in hospital after being hit by a car.

The accident happened at 5.45pm last night (15th January), on Oxford Street in Workington.

A grey Honda CR-V, driven by a 50-year-old woman from Workington, collided with the man near to the Park Lane junction.

The man was taken to West Cumberland Hospital with serious head injuries, but died in hospital this morning (16th January).

The driver of the Honda was arrested at the scene on Suspicion of Driving Without Due Care and Attention and has been released on bail.

The road was closed for four hours for police investigations.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact PC David Edwards from Cumbria Roads Policing Unit by calling 101.