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The family of a pedestrian who died following a road traffic collision in Penrith on Wednesday morning have paid tribute to a "well-known and respected" member of his community.
77-year-old Thomas Christopher Thompson, from Lazonby, died after he was involved in a collision in the car park at Penrith hospital.
He had been on a routine errand at the hospital and was hit by a Suzuki Swift. which was being driven by a 74 year old woman from the Penrith area.
Mr Thompson died at the scene. He leaves behind a wife Shirley, daughters Carolyn and Christine and son Dave. He also leaves behind his sons-in-law Joe, Dennis and daughter-in-law Gail.
“He was a well-known and respected fell pony breeder and retired local farmer. “We are devastated by our loss. Chris Thompson farmed at High Drybarrows, Bampton, prior to retiring with his wife to Lazonby.”
- Mr Thompson's family
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Cumbria Constabulary’s Headquarters road Policing Unit on telephone 101.
An elderly man has died after being hit by a car in the car park of Penrith Hospital.
The incident, involving a Suzuki swift car driven by a woman, happened at around 11.25am this morning (16th January).
The man is believed to be from the Penrith area.
Anyone who witnessed the accident have been asked to contact the Road Policing Unit at Cumbria Police by phoning 101.
The car park at Penrith Hospital in Cumbria has been closed after a serious accident involving a car and a pedestrian.
The incident happened at around 11.25am.
Police and emergency services are dealing with a serious road accident in the car park of Penrith Hospital.
The incident, involving a car and a pedestrian, happened at around 11.25am this morning (16th January).
Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to contact the Roads Policing Unit at Cumbria Police by dialling 101.