Family pay tribute to Charles Patterson, pedestrian who died after being hit by driver in Kirkby

The family of 79-year-old Charles Patterson, who died following a collision on Moorgate Road, Kirkby on Wednesday 1 December, have paid the following tribute:

“It is with deepest sadness that we have to announce the tragic passing of Charles Patterson, 79, after a roadside collision near his home in Kirkby.

“Loving father to Donna and Darren, doting grandad to his five grandchildren, and good friend to many.

“After 15 years apart, Charlie is finally reunited with his beloved wife, Doris.

“After surviving Covid last year and battling dementia and Alzheimer’s, he is now at peace.

“As a family, we would kindly request privacy as we deal with this devastating loss.

“We would also like to extend our thanks to the emergency services; who both attended the scene and are assisting us in our time of grief.”


Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a fatal collision in Kirkby this evening, Wednesday 1 December.

At around 4.55pm we received a report of a collision involving a silver Vauxhall Astra car and a male pedestrian on Moorgate Road.

Emergency services attended and the pedestrian, aged in his 70s, was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene.

His next of kin have been informed.

The driver stopped at the scene and is assisting police with enquiries.

A road closure remains in place on Moorgate Road and motorists are advised to seek alternative routes.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information is urged to contact police.

Sergeant Mat Shaw said, “We have launched an investigation into this tragic incident and are keen to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time and witnessed the collision.

“If you were driving in the Moorgate Road area just before 5pm and have any dashcam footage, please review it and get in touch if you see anything that may assist our enquiries. Any information, however small it may seem, could prove vital to our investigation.

“Whether you choose to get information to us directly or anonymously, through Crimestoppers, any information you provide will be acted upon.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to call the Matrix Roads Policing Unit on (0151) 777 5747, email or DM @MerPolCC on Twitter quoting reference 21000834116.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at:

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