Tribute paid to ‘loveable grandad’ killed in collision with an e-bike

'Bart you will be missed by so many'

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 3rd April 2024

The family of a man who was killed in a collision with an e-bike have released a heartbreaking tribute to him.

Bart O’Hare has been described as a ‘kind and loveable dad, brother and grandad’.

The 86-year-old died in hospital after being hit by someone riding an e-bike in Burnley – the rider failed to stop at the scene of the accident.

The collision occurred at around 4.23pm on Friday 22 March, on Accrington Road, and involved a Sur-ron style e-bike.

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, as well as for failing to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision.


He has since been released on bail while Lancashire Police investigate.

Bart’s family paid a loving tribute to him, saying: “Bart was such a kind and loveable dad, brother and grandad who has been taken away from family and friends in such a tragic manner.


“As a family we would like to thank all the emergency services involved for all their work.

“Bart you will be missed by so many, may you now rest in peace.”

Sgt. Paul McCurrie, of Lancashire Police’s Road Policing Unit said: “First and foremost, our thoughts are with Bart’s family at this incredibly sad and distressing time.


“Bart lost his life as a result of this collision, and we are committed to carrying out an extensive investigation.

“The sur-ron e-bike didn’t remain at the scene following the incident, and we are yet to recover it. So, we’re particularly interested in hearing from anyone who may have seen a dark-coloured Sur-ron e-bike similar to the one pictured, either being ridden or stored, that matches this description.

“If you have any information that could assist our investigation, please contact us on 101 quoting log 0952 of March 22 2024, or email our Serious Collision Investigations Unit on [email protected].”

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