Marcus Simmons-Allen

A mother has paid tribute to her ‘loving, caring’ son who died in a road traffic collision in Broadheath, Altrincham.

Marcus Simmons-Allen, 18, died when after he was in collision with a car on George Richards Way on 10 October 2021.

His mum Paula, from Broadheath, said: “Marcus was a truly fab son. He was loving, caring, polite, and would help anybody.

“He was a popular lad who left a mark with everybody who had the pleasure of meeting him. He had a great group of friends, who he shared plenty of laughs and fun.

“Marcus had a lifetime of dreams and ambitions ahead of him. He truly wanted to do something productive with his life and complete an engineering degree and follow a career in engineering. His fab sense of humour was as infectious as his smile.

“We now as a family, and extended family, are destroyed. Our lives are in tatters. The devastation and loss of Marcus is immeasurable and it’s affected friends, their families and our community. 

“We would like to thank all emergency services who responded to the incident on George Richards Way, then staff in trauma and ICU at Salford Royal – you gave us the time to say goodbye to our precious son.”

Connor Matthews (DOB 04/02/1999), of Portland Road, Stretford, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the incident.