Family pay tribute to man who sadly died in Heswall collision

Police have confirmed that Jaymie Rajan Tank, 28, has sadly died following a road traffic collision on Village Road in Heswall on Sunday, 21 April.

Emergency services were contacted just after 1.30pm following a report of a collision involving a disabled man in a wheelchair, a pedestrian, and a grey Fiat Punto. The car also collided into three parked vehicles and a building.

Jaymie was taken to hospital following the collision but sadly died late on Sunday evening. His next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

The 57-year-old pedestrian, the carer of Jaymie, was taken to hospital with serious injuries and is currently in a stable condition.

The 82-year-old man, who was the driver of the car, also remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

An investigation continues and officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information to contact us as soon as possible.

In a tribute to Jaymie, his family have now issued the following statement, “Jaymie was the joy in our lives, and the shining star that will always be in our hearts. Forever rest in peace, our darling Jaymie.”

Detective Sergeant Andy Roper, Lead Investigating Officer from the Merseyside Police Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said, “My thoughts are with both Jaymie’s family but also with his carer, who sustained serious injuries in this collision.

“They are being supported by specially trained police officers and we will do everything we can to provide them with answers as to how this incident has occurred. An investigation is now taking place and it is important that they are allowed the time and privacy to comes to terms with their tragic loss.

“We are urging anyone who was on Village Road and saw this incident on Sunday afternoon to contact us with any information they have. Similarly, if you live or were in the area and have any CCTV, dashcam or smart doorbell footage, please check your systems for any evidence. Any information you have, however small you may think it is, could prove to be vital to our enquiries.”

Please contact the Matrix Serious Collision Investigation Unit either by calling 0151 777 5747, or emailing quoting reference number 24000360370.

Image: Jaymie Rajan Tank/Family handout

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