Burnley great-grandad dies after mobility scooter smash

Mr Charles Lumb (s)
Mr Charles Lumb (s)

TRIBUTES have been paid to a great-grandfather from Burnley who died two months after his mobility scooter was in a collision with a car.

Mr Charles Lumb, who was due to celebrate his 90th birthday next month, died in the Royal Blackburn Hospital from septicaemia after developing complications.

He had been in hospital suffering from head and back injuries since he was involved in the collision at the junction of Belvedere Road and Harry Potts Way as he travelled towards the town centre on November 24th.

According to his family, Mr Lumb was an outgoing person who had many friends in the town. He was very sociable, even though he was 89 he was “as sharp as a pin” and was often able to walk a mile a day. He had a very busy life with the commitments he had to his faith.

A former engineer, Mr Lumb was born in Hebden Bridge and ran a business in Scotland. He then lived in Bacup before settling in the Turf Moor area of Burnley. He loved returning to Hebden Bridge and jaunts out into the countryside.

His family have said the driver of the car who was involved in the accident had called police on several occasions to check on Mr Lumb’s condition. They said he was in no way to blame and their hearts go out to the driver who bears no responsibility.

Mr Lumb’s funeral took place yesterday. He leaves children Melvin, Lynda, Philip and Robin, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. His wife Eva died last year.

His family said they would like to express their appreciation to the Jehovah’s Witnesses and his friends who were always there for him. They said Mr Lumb was a very peace-loving person who will be greatly missed.