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An elderly man riding on an e-scooter has died after crashing into two parked cars yesterday afternoon.

David Ackers, 74, died after colliding with the cars on Springfield Road in Tameside, near Manchester.

Greater Manchester Police were called to the site of the crash at around 1.40pm, following reports of a collision. 

Emergency services also attended but Mr Ackers was pronounced dead at the scene.  

David Ackers, 74, died after he collided with two parked cars while riding an electric scooter

David Ackers, 74, died after he collided with two parked cars while riding an electric scooter

David Ackers, 74, died after he collided with two parked cars while riding an electric scooter

Police were called to Springfield Road in Tameside at around 1.40pm, following reports of a collision

Police were called to Springfield Road in Tameside at around 1.40pm, following reports of a collision

Police were called to Springfield Road in Tameside at around 1.40pm, following reports of a collision

David’s granddaughter Rebecca Young told the Manchester Evening News that he was the ‘most amazing, most generous’ man.

His death came the day before what would have been his 75th birthday today.

No arrests have so far been made as enquiries continue, a police statement confirmed.

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 dash cam or CCTV footage.’

If you have any information please contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 2518 of 01/01/22.

Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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