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.

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