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Family pay tribute as man struck by e-bike in Burnley sadly dies

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

The family of a man who died after being hit by an e-bike in Burnley have paid a heartbreaking tribute.


Bart O’Hare

Bart O’Hare, 86, died from his injuries following a collision on Accrington Road.


Our officers were called at 4.23pm on Friday, March 22 to Accrington Road, Burnley, to a report that a Sur-ron style e-bike had collided with a pedestrian. The pedestrian, Mr. O’Hare, later died in hospital.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an injury road traffic collision.

He has since been released on bail while our enquiries continue.

Bart’s family paid a loving tribute to him, saying: “Bart was such a kind and loveable dad, brother and grandad who has been taken away from family and friends in such a tragic manner.

“As a family we would like to thank all the emergency services involved for all their work.

“Bart you will be missed by so many, may you now rest in peace.”

Sgt. Paul McCurrie, of our Road Policing Unit said: “First and foremost, our thoughts are with Bart’s family at this incredibly sad and distressing time.

“Bart lost his life as a result of this collision, and we are committed to carrying out an extensive investigation.

“The sur-ron e-bike didn’t remain at the scene following the incident, and we are yet to recover it. So, we’re particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have seen a dark-coloured Sur-ron e-bike similar to the one pictured, either being ridden or stored, that matches this description.

“If you have any information that could assist our investigation, please contact us on 101 quoting log 0952 of March 22 2024, or email our Serious Collision Investigations Unit on [email protected].”