June 9, 2010 2.21 pm This story is over 161 months old

Family tributes for Arthur after collision

Fitting tributes: Family tributes have been left for the 75-year-old pensioner who died on a road in Lincoln on Saturday.

Family tributes have been left for the 75-year-old man involved in a fatal collision along Tritton Road on June 5th.

Francis Arthur James (known as Arthur) of Kenner Close, Lincoln, was at a pelican crossing on his mobility scooter at 3.40pm when a Vauxhall Astra, driven by a 50-year-old local woman, collided with him near Fitspace.

Arthur was taken to Lincoln County Hospital, where he later died. The woman involved in the collision was treated for shock and later discharged.

Alice Smith, his sister, said in a tribute: “Francis Arthur James was a lovely man with a heart of gold. He would do anything for his family.

“He liked classical music and loved making model layouts for steam trains. He was a kind-hearted and gentle man.”

His nephew, Clive Smith, said: “Arthur will be dearly missed by all, forever in our thoughts.”

An inquest into the pensioner’s death will be opened later this week, and Sergeant Chris Dennett of the Collision Investigation Team is urging any witnesses to come forward and contact him on 01522 558 855.

This now brings the number of people killed on Lincolnshire Roads in 2010 to 14, compared to 17 over the same period last year.

Source, Photo: Lincolnshire Police