Victim of Brantham fatal road crash named as George Richard Mortimer

A man in his 80's has died following a road traffic collision on the A137 at Brantham. Police were c

A man in his 80's has died following a road traffic collision on the A137 at Brantham. Police were contacted around 11;20pm last night, Saturday 13 February, to reports that a Renault Scenic car had been in collision with a pedestrian in the 30mph zone. - Credit: Archant

Police have named the victim of a fatal road crash in Brantham on Saturday night as George Richard Mortimer.

Mr Mortimer, 87, was walking along the A137 at Brantham Hill, close to his home, when he was involved in a collision with a Renault Scenic around 11.20pm.

He was taken to Colchester General hospital with serious injuries, and died in hospital in the early hours of yesterday morning.

In a brief statement his family said: “Affectionately known as Richard, he had lived and worked in the Brantham area for much of his life.”

Police are asking anyone who may have seen what happened to call Suffolk Constabulary on 101, quoting CAD number 398 of February 13.


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