In Memory of People Lost on Our Roads

Every day, 5 people are killed on our streets in Britain, and 70 are seriously injured. These numbers have been increasing year on year since 2016. This page has been created as a memorial to those who have lost their lives on the streets of Greater Manchester.

If you or your family have suffered from the loss of a loved one due to road violence, Road Peace and Brake are among the charities that offer a range of support, from emotional to legal. Vision Zero is an organisation that seeks to eliminate all deaths on our roads.

Friday 12 June

Joe Clarke was riding home from work, when he was tragically hit by a truck and died shortly afterwards in hospital.

A vigil will take place on Wednesday 26 August. Beginning at 6pm, there will be a short ride from St Peter’s Square to Trafford Park where a ‘ghost bike‘ will be installed.

Friday 3 July

Elizabeth Lythgoe died following an incident involving a car driver while walking on the pavement on Slag Lane near Leigh, Wigan.

Tuesday 7 July

Jack Worwood died following an incident involving a car driver while walking on the pavement in Ashton on Makerfield, Wigan.

Thursday 23 July

An 8-year-old boy died following an incident involving a car driver while trying to cross Ryecroft Street in Ashton-under-Lyne.

Thursday 6 August

An unnamed man in his 60s died following an incident involving a van driver while cycling on Huddersfield Road in Lees.

Sunday 9 August

Kidus Wondwosen died following an incident involving a car driver while cycling in Hulme, Manchester.

Monday 10 August

Ruby Cropper died following an incident involving a car driver while crossing Bury New Road with a friend.

Sunday 23 August

An unnamed woman aged 50 died following an incident involving a car driver while walking along the pavement on Royal Court Drive, Bolton.