Family farewells to Chorley roads victims

Simon Williams

Daniel Arran Richmond

First published in News

Loving tributes have been paid to two men who died in separate road accidents in Chorley at the weekend.

Simon Williams, 45, was pronounced dead at the scene after his Triumph Daytona 675 motorcycle collided with an Audi A6 at the junction of Wigan Lane and Duxbury Hall Road around 1.35pm on Saturday.

The second fatality happened at 9.10am on Sunday in Runshaw Lane, Euxton.

Daniel Arran Richmond, 35, from Whittle-le-Woods, was riding his bicycle with a friend when an Audi S3 travelling in the opposite direction failed to negotiate a left hand bend at the M6 motorway bridge and collided with the back of his bike.

Mr Richmond received fatal injuries. The other cyclist was uninjured. The driver of the Audi, a 36-year-old man from Ormskirk, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been bailed until July.

Mr Richmond’s wife Fabienne described him as ‘a hard-working, conscientious family man’. She added: “He was passionate about his family and friends, as well as his hobbies, including cycling, golf, skiing and fishing.

“He was funny, with a generous spirit and was successful at everything he turned his hand to. He will be greatly missed.”

Mr Richmond was also an accomplished golfer, and until recently captain of Pleasington Golf Club’s A team.

Club secretary Chris Williams said news of his death had ‘rocked everyone at the club’.

He said: “Dan had been a member since 2003 and along with his father Malcolm had represented the club at all levels, including a successful stint as A team captain.

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