Family pay tribute to Westhoughton crash victim
6:43pm Friday 20th September 2013 in News
THE family of the 65-year-old who died after being hit by a car just minutes from his home have paid tribute to the “very generous person”.
Maurice Melvyn Isherwood died in hospital on Thursday morning.
He was hit by a Toyota Aygo just after in Leigh Road, Westhoughton, just after 9pm on Friday, and was taken to Salford Royal Hospital after suffering bleeding to the brain, a fractured pelvis and a collapsed lung.
Mr Isherwood, who had two sons, Damian and Michael, with his wife, Sandra, worked at the local Metal Box factory and was a warehouseman at several companies, including Hoover.
In a statement Mr Isherwood’s family said: He enjoyed taking his son’s fishing, to watch wrestling at Bolton Town Hall, and to the Odeon cinema as a special treat.
“Wherever he was Maurice loved music, especially the 50s and 60s, and was renowned for his renditions of Elvis, Roy Orbison and Billy Fury on Karaoke.
“Maurice was a very generous person and would not hesitate to offer a kindness to anyone in need. It was not unusual for Maurice to invite people without a family of their own to Christmas dinner.
“He was much loved by friends and family alike, one of whom recently said “Westhoughton has lost a little bit of colour – RIP Maurice.”
The driver was not hurt.
Witnesses are asked to call traffic police on 0161 856 4741.
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