Penrith Hospital car park death

There has been a serious accident in the car park of Penrith Hospital.

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Family pay tribute to "well-known and respected" Penrith man

Mr Thompson died on Wednesday morning Credit: Cumbria Police

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.


Penrith Hospital car park closed after serious accident

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.

“A section of the car park outside the health centre at Penrith Hospital remains closed following a serious collision this morning between a car and pedestrian.

“Anyone who may have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Cumbria Constabulary’s Headquarters Roads Policing Unit by dialling 101.

“NHS Cumbria will be informing the Health and Safety Executive.”

– Spokesperson, NHS Cumbria
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