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Family pay tribute to ‘caring’ Carlisle father who died in West Tower Street collision

Terence Abson, of Lingside Crescent, Carlisle, was sadly pronounced dead after a collision

The family of a “caring” father who died following a road traffic collision in Carlisle have paid tribute to his life.

Terence Abson, known as Terry, aged 62, of Lingside Crescent, Carlisle, was sadly pronounced dead after a collision involving a white panel van and two pedestrians on West Tower Street on Monday.

The second pedestrian, a 56-year-old woman from Carlisle was airlifted to Preston hospital. Her condition is described as serious but stable.

His family released the following statement which paid tribute to his life:

“Terry was a caring partner to Gina and a great dad to Harley.

“He was kind and jolly, exceedingly friendly to all, with a lovely big smile that could light up any room. He was generous with his time and resources, always willing to help family and friends with odd jobs and helped out at the Uma Kadampa Centre.

“He was sometimes mischievous in nature, teasing and joking, and he made friends in a heartbeat.

“Terry was always willing to listen and offer up whatever advice he could, be it from personal experience from his many years in the Navy and other employment, to just plain common sense.

“He kept himself active with squash and “adventure walks” with his beloved dog, and he never let anything hold him down.

“Above all, he always made sure his partner and son were happy and cared for. His kindness, lightness, and generosity, will always be remembered.”