Tributes to 'gentle giant' and 'family man' killed on the A127

Tributes to 'gentle giant' and 'family man' killed on the A127

Tributes to 'gentle giant' and 'family man' killed on the A127

First published in Echo News
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A MAN killed while trying to cross the A127 at Wickford has been described as a “gentle giant”.

Theman, who has been named locally as Leonard Lowe, died after being struck by a silver Seat Ibiza car on the Westbound carriageway at Wickford, at just before 10pm on Sunday.

Paramedics battled to save Mr Lowe, who lived on the Hovefields travellers site and was in his early thirties, but he was declared dead at about 10.15pm.

The 47-year-old male driver was taken to Basildon Hospital with minor facial injuries He was discharged and is now recovering from shock at his home in Southend.

Michael Knight, owner of Gemini Kennels, in Hovefields Avenue, Wickford, had known Mr Lowe, who was known as Lucky, for a number of years.

He said: “He was a really nice guy and we had known him since he was a young lad.

“His family are very nice people.

He was just a very pleasant young man. I would describe him as a gentle giant.”

The accident happened opposite the Shell petrol station, on the eastbound carriageway.

Other friends of Mr Lowe said he was devoted to his wife and family and was a true horseman.

Police shut the road in both directions until 5.30am yesterday while collision investigators carried out their inquiries.

One driver who witnessed the aftermath said: “I was a few cars back and it was horrific. All his family were hysterical.

“Police shut the road and I was there for two hours. The police helicopter was above.”

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service, said two ambulances attended with medical volunteers.

He said: “One patient was taken to Basildon Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“Paramedics tried everything they could to try to save the second man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Police are appealing for any witnesses to contact the serious collision investigation unit on 01245 240590 or e-mail collision appeal@essex.pnn.police.uk

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9:31am Wed 19 Feb 14

I-say-you-say says...

I hope the poor driver recovers from his terrible ordeal and is able to come to terms with this accident.
I hope the poor driver recovers from his terrible ordeal and is able to come to terms with this accident. I-say-you-say
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11:25am Wed 19 Feb 14

southendcivilservant says...

RIP Leonard Lowe - such a sad end to your life. Thoughts are with the family and friends who are going through this dreadful period in their lives.
RIP Leonard Lowe - such a sad end to your life. Thoughts are with the family and friends who are going through this dreadful period in their lives. southendcivilservant
  • Score: -22

7:51pm Wed 19 Feb 14

whataday says...

R i P Condolences to his family and friends
R i P Condolences to his family and friends whataday
  • Score: -4

10:05pm Wed 19 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

southendcivilservant wrote:
RIP Leonard Lowe - such a sad end to your life. Thoughts are with the family and friends who are going through this dreadful period in their lives.
To those who thumbed the post down...search your consciences and ask yourself why you voted down a respectful post?

You feel this poor guy doesn't deserve a little respect and a RIP or his family considered at this truly dreadful time for them?
[quote][p][bold]southendcivilservant[/bold] wrote: RIP Leonard Lowe - such a sad end to your life. Thoughts are with the family and friends who are going through this dreadful period in their lives.[/p][/quote]To those who thumbed the post down...search your consciences and ask yourself why you voted down a respectful post? You feel this poor guy doesn't deserve a little respect and a RIP or his family considered at this truly dreadful time for them? ThisYear
  • Score: -15

11:38pm Wed 19 Feb 14

Charlied1984 says...

Rip luck from your old friend charle doherty to young to die bruv
Rip luck from your old friend charle doherty to young to die bruv Charlied1984
  • Score: -10

6:39pm Thu 20 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

Every thumbs down shows what sort of people you are..U.G.L.Y.
Every thumbs down shows what sort of people you are..U.G.L.Y. ThisYear
  • Score: -5

12:21am Sun 23 Feb 14

ThisYear says...

I-say-you-say wrote:
I hope the poor driver recovers from his terrible ordeal and is able to come to terms with this accident.
No words for the deceased man?
[quote][p][bold]I-say-you-say[/bold] wrote: I hope the poor driver recovers from his terrible ordeal and is able to come to terms with this accident.[/p][/quote]No words for the deceased man? ThisYear
  • Score: 2

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