Witnesses encouraged to come forward as man dies after Pulloxhill collision
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We are appealing for witnesses after a man died following a collision on Barton Road, Pulloxhill.
Roy Pinnock, 90, from Barton, was taken to hospital after being involved in a collision on Friday 2 December, but sadly died from his injuries on Saturday (10 December).
The collision between a Vauxhall Astra and a VW Polo occurred at around 10.15pm. Mr Pinnock was a passenger in one of the vehicles. The driver of the other vehicle has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and being over the prescribed limit and has been bailed pending further investigation.
Detective Sergeant Craig Wheeler, from the Serious Collisions Investigation Unit, said: “This is a sad incident where a life has been lost on our county’s roads. Our thoughts are with Mr Pinnock’s family during this difficult time.
“We are working towards establishing the circumstances of the collision and would like to invite members of the public to share any details they might have.
“Please get in touch if you saw anything or have any information which can help our enquiries.
"We would be especially keen to hear from anyone with dashcam or other video footage which can help with our investigation."
Mr Pinnock’s family said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of Roy (Bryan) Pinnock.
“Roy was involved in a road traffic collision on the evening of Friday 2 December, whilst travelling home to Barton after attending a wonderful evening of carols at Pulloxhill Church. He was admitted into Bedford hospital and sadly died in the early hours of Saturday 10 December.
“Roy was a kind and gentle man, who lived a peaceful and simple life. He loved his garden and spent a lot of time both working in it and enjoying the plants and wildlife. He loved reading and in fact wrote several books himself. He had a strong faith and was very active in the church at both Barton and Pulloxhill. He had many friends both within the church and the village. After the loss of his wife Marion, he participated in the many activities organised by Gale Court and Barton library.
"He was a great family man and leaves behind three children, twelve grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He will be sorely missed by them all."
Anyone with any information can contact police via beds.police.uk/ro/report or by calling 101.