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UPDATED: Tribute to St Helens Linkway victim Albert George Farrington
11:16am Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
AN 80-year-old pedestrian who died in a traffic collision on a busy St Helens road this morning has been described as a loving family man.
Albert George Farrington, aged 80, was crossing the St Helens Linkway, near to Rainhill Stoops, at about 10.35am when a grey Ford Fiesta collided with him in the southbound carriageway.
He died at the scene. The woman driver was not injured but needed treatment in hospital for shock.
Mr Farrington was known to everyone as Albert. He lived in Rainhill but was originally from Sutton Manor.
His wife Mildred described him as a "loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who was proud to have served in the army during National Service".
Albert had worked as a painter and decorator for St Helens Council for 20 years. He was said to love Everton Football Club and Saints, who he used to watch.
A police investigation into the collision that led to Mr Farrington's death this morning is ongoing.
The carriageway was closed southbound between the roundabout at the Micklehead pub and Chapel Lane for several hours.
Traffic on the northbound carriage was reduced to one lane while investigation work was carried out.
Witnesses are urged to call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 5444 with any information that could help officers establish what happened.
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