Tribute paid to a man who sadly died in Leigh

The family of a man who sadly died in a collision in Leigh. Have paid tribute to the lifelong Leigh Centurions fan.

At around 4.55pm, Sunday 4 February 2018. Police were called to reports of a collision involving a blue and white Austin Mini Sky Rose and a white BMW.

The Mini had been travelling west along St Helens Road towards Atherleigh Way. When it was involved in a collision with the BMW that had been travelling east along St Helens Road.

The driver of the Mini, 64-year-old Gerald Seddon from Newton-Le-Willows, suffered fatal injuries. Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His passengers – a 32-year-old man and a 41 year-old-man were taken to hospital. The 32-year-old man is still in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and the 41-year-old man is now recovering at home.

The trio were returning home from a Leigh Centurions game at Leigh Sports Village.

The driver of the BMW suffered minor injuries and remained at the scene to speak with officers.

No arrests have been made.

“Gerald was a lifelong Leigh Centurions supporter and lived for Northern Soul Weekends.

“We are just shocked and numb and coming to terms with what has happened.”

PC Toal said: “My thoughts continue for be with Gerald’s family at this devastating time.

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