THE family of a young man who died in a crash in Lytham have paid a heartbreaking tribute to him.
Harrison Bretherton, 21, from St Annes, suffered serious injuries in the collision on Blackpool Road at 12.02am on Thursday, September 14, when a Toyota Landcruiser left the road and went down an embankment.
He sadly died on Friday September 15th at the Royal Preston Hospital.
In a tribute, his family said: “We are deeply touched by the messages and acts of love and kindness we have received not only from our friends and family, but from the entire local community.”
“Harrison can only be described as a beacon that shines brightly on even the darkest of days. A fun-loving, sweet, cheeky and caring boy who left a mark on everyone he met.
“A bright and ambitious young man who had just started a new job at Blackpool Teaching Hospital and plans to work his way up like his big brother Trafford.
“He had so many wonderful plans for his life. His final actions on this earth saved the life of his friend Anya, and we take comfort in the knowledge that Harrison’s beautiful nature was there until the end.”
“He loved and was loved unconditionally by everyone around him and his time was best spent socializing with Anya and his friends in Lytham, playing with his beloved dog Jack, singing The Fray and Taylor Swift at the top of his lungs , stealing his brothers’ clothes and planning future adventures and milestones with his family and Anya or being the life and soul of every party.
“He was passionate and loving, but also very gentle and kind. He was never afraid to show his love and while he was taken, the memories we have will forever be etched in our minds and hearts and will never fade.
“Your laugh, smile and look from Town On?” will be in our lives forever. I loved you then, now and always.
“We are devastated by the great injustice done to Harrison and the life sentence that we as a family and the survivors, Anya and Harrison’s twin James, must now live with.” No family should ever have to experience this pain . This great tragedy that could and should have been avoided.
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“We would like to take this time to thank the emergency services and emergency services and all the staff at Royal Preston Hospital who tried to save Harrison’s life and who also saved and cared for Anya and James.
“May I please ask anyone who may have information or evidence that will assist the police in their investigation to come forward and use the contacts provided by Lancashire Constabulary?”
The driver of the Toyota Landcruiser, an 18-year-old man from Lytham, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of drink driving and causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He has since been released under investigation.
Two other passengers, a man in his 20s and an 18-year-old girl, suffered injuries that required hospital treatment and have since been released.
We continue to ask for information. If you can help, please call 101 quoting log 0003 of September 14 or email SCIU@lancashire.police.uk