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Floral tributes left for Christchurch lorry crash victim Stan Rogers
Bouquets left in Christchurch High Street near where Stanley Rogers died after a collision with a lorry
FLORAL tributes have been left by the people who were holding the hand of the 79-year-old who died after being hit by a lorry in Christchurch.
Stan Rogers was treated at the scene by paramedics on Friday September 20 before being taken to Royal Bournemouth Hospital with fatal injuries, and where he was later pronounced dead.
Business owners and passersby on Christchurch High Street stopped to help Mr Rogers after witnessing the collision and waited with him until the ambulance arrived.
They returned to the scene of the incident to leave flowers and a collective message which said: “Rest in peace and God bless from the people who were there with you holding your hand.”
One onlooker called Shona left flowers and a message which said: “RIP Stanley Rogers, so tragic. To witness such a tragedy will stay with me forever.
“To find out I know your daughter-in-law makes this all the more tragic.” Mr Rogers’ son, Sheldon, paid tribute to his father on behalf of his family, which includes Sheldon’s brother Ashley and grandchildren Cameron and Brandon.
“He will be sorely missed by all of the family and he was known and well-liked in the area.
“He loved Christchurch and lots of people knew him.”
Mr Rogers lived in Harbour Road, Southbourne, close to Hengistbury Head, but he was a regular face around Christchurch.
Jayne Miles, 50, from the Ink and Cartridge Shop on Christchurch High Street said: “I recognised him from around Christchurch so I stayed with him and held his hand while he was being resuscitated.”
Witnesses are asked to Dorset Police on 101 and ask for 2016 PC Jones quoting reference 20:169.
The lorry driver who worked for Chase Freight was spoken to by the police but has not been arrested.
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