Moving tribute to Prom crash dad

Police at the scene of the crash, near the Solaris Centre on South Promenade.
Police at the scene of the crash, near the Solaris Centre on South Promenade.
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THE family of a father-of-two killed in a tragic crash on Blackpool Promenade have paid a moving tribute to him after his death.

Andrew Lee Dickinson, from Blackpool, was killed when the MG convertible he was driving collided with a lamp-post just south of the Solaris Centre at around 6.30am on Saturday.

Officers are still investigating the cause of the crash but Mr Dickinson was the sole occupant of the car and no other vehicles were involved.

And today the 26-year-old’s family – including his young children aged three and five – issued a statement in the wake of his tragic death.

It read: “Andrew was the son of Lee and Sharon, brother of Samantha and father to two wonderful young children, aged five and three.

“He has been taken suddenly and tragically from us and we will miss him forever.

“He will never be far from our thoughts.”

Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene by a member of the public following the horrific crash on Saturday.

Mr Dickinson was believed to have travelled into the area from Lytham but was heading south on the stretch when the collision occurred,

Both the carriageway and the tram tracks adjacent were closed for around six hours while the wreckage was cleared and police begin a road traffic investigation.

Officers immediately put out a request for information, appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time, or who may have seen the MG in the minutes leading up to the crash, to come forward.

Nearby hoteliers, who were opening their businesses up for the morning when the collision occurred, spoke of their shock at the crash tragedy.

A Blackpool Police spokesman today said the investigation was still in its infancy and it remained unclear how Mr Dickinson lost control of the vehicle.

She added: “We will be carrying out a detailed inquiry and would encourage anyone with information to get in touch.

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