Family Pay Tribute Following Fatal Collision in Billingham

Police are appealing for witnesses to a collision following which a man sadly died.

The collision happened at around 3.45pm on Wednesday 9th May, involving a Hyundai Matrix and a pedestrian on Wolviston Road in Billingham, near to the junction with Rievaulx Avenue.

Sadly, the 76-year-old male pedestrian, Gerald Mullen from the Billingham area, later died in hospital.

His family have today released a tribute to him. They said: “Gerald was a much loved husband, dad and granddad and we are heartbroken by the tragic and unexpected loss of him.

“We as a family would like to request privacy at this time to enable us to grieve.”

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to the collision to contact PC Andrew Atkinson from the Cleveland and Durham Specialist Operations Unit on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event number 082216.