Family of a man who died following a collision in Trafford have paid tribute to him

The family of a man who died following a collision in Trafford have paid tribute to him.


Paul Rothwell

At around 8am on 6 March 2020, police were called to reports of a collision involving a motorcycle and car on Whitecarr Lane in Hale.

Officers attended and established that a red Kawasaki motorcycle had collided with an oncoming black Volkswagon Caddy.

The rider – 30-year-old Paul Rothwell was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

Paying tribute to him, his family said:

“Paul was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. He was a well-loved husband, father, son, brother and grandson.

“Paul set himself very clear goals in his adult life which landed him his dream job – programming for Manchester Airport Group. His inspiration for this was being able to provide a better life for his family.

“He was very passionate about technology, both inside his work setting and as a hobby, and always had lots of projects on the go.

“He would always go out of his way to help his family and friends and nothing would ever be too much trouble.

“He will be remembered for his infectious humour and beautiful soul.

“Paul sadly leaves behind his wife, Tilly – who he married in 2012, and their two young children.”

The investigation into the collision is ongoing and police are continuing to appeal for information.

Sergeant Matt Picton, of GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said:

“As our investigation continues, our thoughts remain with Paul’s family and friends – it is a devastating time for them.

“I would like to use this opportunity to further appeal to anyone with information or dash cam footage which may assist us with our enquiries to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information should contact GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 quoting 672 of 06/03/20.

Information can also be passed to the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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