After a collision involving a car and a bicycle in Gorton on Wednesday, a 56-year-old man tragically was pronounced dead. His partner Alison said: Our world fell apart the moment we were told Charlie died. It still doesn’t seem real.
Police were called to Hyde Road, Gorton on 2 June with the report of the collision. A 56-year-old man, Charlie Lewis, sadly died after arriving at the hospital. A 66-year-old man, the car driver, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.
The family of Charlie have paid tribute to him and his partner Alison said: “Charlie’s two daughters Chloe and Emmie adored their dad and are lost at the news that they will never see him again. Chloe’s children aged three and six will never grow up with their grandfather.”
“Charlie was like a father to his stepson Lewis, who right now feels numb with the news, and his two sisters Elaine and Winnie along with his nephew JJ, are totally devastated at our loss.”
“He was the love of my life for 21 years and I never knew what love was until I met him. My life, as well as my families, is going to be forever changed and empty without him.”
“Charlie was a big part of the local community and he is going to be a big loss to everyone who knew him.”
Enquiries are ongoing for the collision. Officers are appealing for any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage. Anyone who has information should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or 101 quoting incident number 219 of 02/06/2021, or the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.