Family pay tribute to grandad

Robert Foy

Robert Foy

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TRIBUTES have been paid to a grandad who died following a road accident at the Saddle Junction at the weekend.

Robert Foy was involved in a collision with a car on the A49 at around 5.15pm on Friday.

He had been crossing the junction between the ASDA superstore and the SCS store on Ormskirk Road where he worked when the incident involving a Nissan Almera happened.

He was taken to hospital but passed away a short time later.

In a statement released by Greater Manchester Police his devastated family said they hoped anyone who witnessed the incident would come forward, and appealed for assistance from supporters travelling to Wigan Warriors’ home match against Hull FC at the DW Stadium.

The statement read: “Our precious husband, father and grandfather was sadly taken from us. We are appealing for anyone who was there and may have witnessed anything, no matter how little the detail is, to come forward.

“Robert has left behind a devastated family who needs answers to enable us to grieve properly. Robert was a family man who is going to be missed beyond belief, so please come forward as we need closure.”

Police said an investigation into the incident was under way, and also asked for anyone with information to contact them.

Sgt Danny Byrne, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Our sympathies are with Robert’s family at this tragic time as they try to come to terms with the loss of their loved one.

“I am anxious to hear from anyone who saw the incident. In particular, the driver or passengers of a red vehicle, which I believe was travelling along the same road and may have witnessed it.

“If you have any information, please contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4742.”