Family and friends pay tribute to A16 crash victim

Richard Harrison
Richard Harrison

The ‘heartbroken’ family and friends of a well-known Boston man have paid tribute to a man who was a ‘pleasure to work with’.

Richard Harrison, 74, of Friar Way, Boston, died following a collision on the A16 between Stickney and Sibsey on Thuesday.

Mr Harrison was married to Brenda and the couple had three daughters.

In tribute, the family said: “We are completely heartbroken and devastated but wish to thank everyone from the emergency services who attended the accident and tried to help him.”

Mr Harrison was travelling home from his place of work at 12.50pm, when his red Ford Focus was involved in a collision with a Spanish registered Renault HGV.

The road was closed between the junction of A16 Main Road and Hall Lane, in Stickney, and the A16 Boston Road near the junction of Frithville Road and further south in Sibsey until 10pm. A specialist rescue team was called to cut Mr Harrison free, however he died at the scene.

Mr Harrison had worked for 12 years as a part-time handy-man at Mervyn Greatrix Vehicle Services, in Stickney.

Manager Mervyn Greatrix said he loved his job and was well liked in the office.

He said: “He was a super member of the team and a member of the family.

“He just loved what he was doing, he was fit and well and a pleasure to work with. A pleasure to have on the staff.”

A 52-year-old Spanish man who was driving the lorry, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving released on bail, without charge, until June 5.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the collision, the Focus or a Spanish registered Renault HGV prior to the incident.

Anyone with information should call the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855.