Man dies two weeks after bus crash

This Is Lancashire: Man dies two weeks after bus crash Man dies two weeks after bus crash

A PENSIONER has died two weeks after he was hit by a bus.

The collision happened at 2.45pm on Friday November 29 on Deansgate outside McDonald's, in front of dozens of horrified witnesses.

George Ainsworth, aged 84, was crossing the road at the corner with Knowsley Street when the 501 service operated by First Manchester hit him.

He was taken to hospital for treatment but sadly died at 9am on Friday.

PC Phil Turley, of Greater Manchester Police's serious collision investigation unit, said: "Our thoughts and condolences are with George’s family, who are understandably shocked and upset following his death.

“Our investigation is continuing and we will do everything we can to establish the full circumstances surrounding this collision.

“I would like to once again appeal for anyone who witnessed what happened to come forward.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4741/4745.

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9:48am Sun 15 Dec 13

oftbewildered2 says...

Condolences to the family - I think we were hoping he would get better, but it was not to be.
Condolences to the family - I think we were hoping he would get better, but it was not to be. oftbewildered2

10:47am Sun 15 Dec 13

underwater says...

Very very sad, My thoughts are with his family.
Very very sad, My thoughts are with his family. underwater

5:01pm Sun 15 Dec 13

chris25 says...

thoughts are with mr Ainsworths family at this difficult time. Surely now is the time to do something with that corner.
thoughts are with mr Ainsworths family at this difficult time. Surely now is the time to do something with that corner. chris25

5:03pm Sun 15 Dec 13

martel says...

God Bless him, RIP George x
God Bless him, RIP George x martel

9:05am Mon 16 Dec 13

julieanddave says...

maybe they will now do something with that death trap of a corner
maybe they will now do something with that death trap of a corner julieanddave

9:26am Mon 16 Dec 13

stereo_world says...

julieanddave wrote:
maybe they will now do something with that death trap of a corner
A lot of work went into it about a decade ago after a similar incident.

There's not really much you can do to improve it. That's why 2 crossings are there. As long as people obey the lights, there shouldn't be a problem. I mean nothing against George, please remember.

However, if they were to re-assess it, I'd recommend maybe putting a fence around the bend, moving the crossings further apart so people have enough time to see what's coming.

Still a tragedy which could have been avoided :-(
[quote][p][bold]julieanddave[/bold] wrote: maybe they will now do something with that death trap of a corner[/p][/quote]A lot of work went into it about a decade ago after a similar incident. There's not really much you can do to improve it. That's why 2 crossings are there. As long as people obey the lights, there shouldn't be a problem. I mean nothing against George, please remember. However, if they were to re-assess it, I'd recommend maybe putting a fence around the bend, moving the crossings further apart so people have enough time to see what's coming. Still a tragedy which could have been avoided :-( stereo_world

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