Family pay tribute to man killed in collision in Blackpool

Saturday, April 30, 2022

The family of a man killed in a collision in Blackpool on Thursday have paid a moving tribute to him.

The collision occurred at around 11:09am on April 28th, when a Kia Picanto travelling on North Park Drive has collided with a pedestrian.

The pedestrian has since been named as 48-year-old Michael Lewis Blofeld, AKA Pickle, from Blackpool.

He suffered serious injuries during the collision and was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital where he sadly died.

His family have now said: “Michael was a very much-loved son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend.

His death will leave a huge hole in our hearts and we will always remember him for his cheeky laugh, humour and his heart of gold.”

PC Kate Brady, of the Lancashire Police Tactical Operations team, said: “First and foremost our thoughts are with Mr Blofeld’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

“Our investigation is continuing to establish exactly what occurred and would ask anybody who witnessed the collision to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log 427 of April 28th.

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