Cumbria

Man hit by car in Carlisle named by police

  • 14 May 2012
  • From the section Cumbria
Kenneth Graham and his wife Natasha
Image caption Kenneth Graham's wife described him as her "rock"

A pedestrian who died after he was hit by a car in Carlisle on Saturday has been named by police.

Kenneth Graham was struck by a Skoda Octavia as he crossed Newtown Road at about 21:35 BST. He died in hospital.

The 67-year-old had lived locally with his wife Natasha, who said he was "my rock".

Two men, aged 41 and 35, were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. They have since been bailed.

Mrs Graham said: "Nothing can ever prepare one for such a tragedy.

"And when it happens all one can do is to draw strength from the happy memories of a very, very special person.

"His loss leaves me inconsolable and I would not wish for anyone to experience the depth of despair a tragedy like this leaves behind."

Cumbria Police has appealed for witnesses.

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