An ‘amazing’ grandad died after the electric scooter he was riding collided with two parked cars.
David Ackers 74, died after falling from the scooter in Tameside on New Year’s Day.
Mr Ackers’ family said they thought he was briefly riding the scooter before he lost his balance and fell into the parked cars.
The scooter Mr Ackers was riding is understood to have belonged to a family member, the Manchester Evening News has reported.
Mr Ackers, who would have celebrated his 75th birthday on January 2, had two children, four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
His granddaughter Rebecca Young said he was the ‘most amazing, most generous’ man.
Paying tribute to her grandad, whom she nicknamed ‘Garg’, Rebecca wrote: ‘My garg, my grandad, my best friend, the most amazing, most generous, caring, selfless man in the world, went out today and had a bad accident.
‘My garg died and the hole he has left behind in my heart will never be filled.
‘Garg I love you with all of my heart and you don’t even realise how much your whole family worship and love you.
‘You were our family’s rock, I just can’t even come to terms with what’s happened, I just can’t.
‘It’s not right, you should be here celebrating your birthday for tomorrow, laughing and joking like you did everyday!
‘You’re the most amazing man and I genuinely love you from the bottom of my heart.
‘You just can’t be gone, what am I going to do without you! Thankyou for being my garg, and my babies garg, me and the boys love you forever and always.
‘I will make sure they know how much of an amazing man you were. Till we meet again garg aka my trendy garg. Goodnight garg.’
Greater Manchester Police confirmed officers were called to Springfield Road, Tameside, at around 1.40pm on Saturday, following reports of a collision.
Emergency services attended but Mr Ackers died at the scene. No arrests have been made.
Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone who may have dashcam footage of the incident to come forward.
Sergeant Marie Eldred, of GMP’s serious collision investigation unit, said: ‘Our thoughts remain with the man’s family as they come to terms with this incredibly tragic loss.
‘This collision happened in the middle of the day so we are hopeful that there are a number of witnesses who may have dashcam or CCTV footage.’
Anyone with any information please contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 2518 of 01/01/22.
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