Loving tribute to man who died following a collision in Bispham

A family have paid an emotional tribute to a man who died following a road traffic collision in Bispham. 

David Murfin, 81, was described as having a ‘life of love most people could only dream of’.

Officers were called to Bibby’s Road at the junction of Bispham Road, at 11.49am on Friday 21st June, to a report a Ford Transit van had collided with a pedestrian and that the pedestrian had become trapped.

David, from Bispham, was taken to hospital but died on Tuesday evening.

Paying tribute to David, his family said: “This incident has shaken our family to the core and has come as a complete shock.

“David married into our family 30 years ago and had a life of love most people could only dream of.

“He and his late wife, Christine, loved their holidays exploring the world and shared a passion of gardening.  He had a huge heart for dogs and owned several rescue animals over the years that he loved deeply.

“We are deeply saddened at his passing but take comfort in knowing that he and his love are now reunited.

“We ask for privacy and respect at this time and are grateful for the kind words and thoughts we have received.”

An investigation into the collision is ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or saw how Mr Murfin became trapped under the van, or anyone with dashcam, CCTV or mobile phone footage from the area, please call 101 or email SCIU@lancashire.police.uk – log 0560 of 21st June 2024.

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