A PEDESTRIAN who was knocked down by boxer Amir Khan has died, two years after the accident.

Geoffrey Hatton collapsed at his home on Saturday and died a few hours later, aged 57.

His family say he was not able to return to work after the accident and spiralled into depression, turning to drink.

The accident happened on March 2, 2006, as foundry worker Mr Hatton was crossing Bradshawgate in Bolton town centre on his way from work to the Balmoral pub.

A court was told that the boxer sped along the road in his high-powered BMW 6 Series convertible at speeds of up to 47mph. He swerved round cars which had stopped for a red light, hitting Mr Hatton on a pelican crossing.

Mr Hatton's right leg was detached from his hip in the accident and he was left with a metal rod and pins in his leg.

In October last year Khan was found guilty at Bolton Crown Court of driving without due care and attention. He was fined £1,000 and banned from driving for six months.

Last Saturday afternoon, Mr Hatton's wife, Moyra, found her husband of nearly 30 years collapsed in the living room. She dialled 999 and he was rushed to the Royal Bolton Hospital.

Doctors were unable to save him and he died later that night. He had suffered a gastrointestinal bleed.

Mrs Hatton, aged 72, of Ivanhoe Court, Farnworth, said her husband had never recovered from the crash, physically or mentally.

The healthcare assistant said: "Geoff was a really happy-go-lucky person before the accident. But it changed him. He became depressed and he got worse each month.

"He had worked all his life and then he was told he wouldn't work again." A spokesman for Khan said that the boxer was "shocked and saddened" by the news and that he sends his condolences to Mr Hatton's family.

But the family said last night that Khan had never been in touch with them.

The funeral will be held at Overdale East chapel at 2.45pm, followed by a wake at The Victoria in Market Street, Farnworth.

Mr Hatton leaves his wife, three step-children, four step-grandchildren and five step great-grandchildren.