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Road Death Father Died Saving Disabled Son’s Life

January 24, 2012

A pedestrian killed on a road in Cumbria died saving his disabled son’s life, his family has said.

George Tyson was walking with his son on the A5087 at Conishead Bardsea on Sunday when they were hit by a car.

The 61-year-old, of Ulverston, died at the scene. His son, Garry, was injured, but not seriously.

Cumbria Police said that inquiries were still ongoing but early indications seemed to show Mr Tyson had pushed his son out of the way.

A 17-year-old male driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and later bailed.

Mr Tyson’s daughter Melanie said on behalf of the family that he died “doing the thing he loved the most”.

“He was walking, as he does most Sundays, with my brother Garry, down the Coast Road towards Ulverston,” she said.

‘Inseparable from dad’

“My dad’s life was cruelly taken away from him, although through various witness statements, the story is blessed with his selfless act of saving the life of my brother.”

She added that her father was a “loyal Ulverstonian”, who was heavily involved in the local community.

“Most people of Ulverston will know him through the long-term care and help he has shown my brother and most people with have at some point seen them pacing through town on their many missions,” she said.

“Garry, who was left disabled following his own tragic accident, was inseparable from his dad and the huge amount of time, care and patience my dad showed will be hugely missed.”

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