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Family pay tribute to man killed crossing the A38 near Lichfield

Rich Hall

Rich Hall

EXCLUSIVE: The family of a man killed as he crossed the A38 near Lichfield have described him as “a truly great lad”.

Richard Hall, known as Rich to his friends, died at 1.40am on Saturday morning when he was hit by a Ford Focus as he crossed the carriageway at Alrewas.

He had visited a garage on his way home from a night out and had been crossing to his home on the other side of the A38.

Ambulance crews battled to save the 21-year-old’s life at the roadside but he died from his injuries at Queen’s Hospital in Burton upon Trent.

Friends have been paying tribute to Mr Hall on a Facebook group set up in his memory, while his family have also paid tribute to him.

A spokesperson for the family told The Lichfield Blog:

“Rich never let anything faze him. He was a truly great lad who was always smiling and was loved by so many.”

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  1. sue&mickArnold

    18th August, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    You will be missed by every-one god bless R I P

  2. Graham Dolman

    20th August, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    I was so shocked to hear about rich, tragic, will be missed by all. Much love from the Dolman’s

  3. Bronwen Irene Williams

    29th August, 2009 at 2:32 am

    I stumbled on this new & was so deeply saddend at the loss of life. I cannot imagine the pain felt by the parents grieving the loss of there child. To see a loved one life snatched from you has to be one of the greatest pain’s of all. We talk about grief and sometimes it seem’s so glibb as we read in today’s world how cheaply we see life taken by knives violence & accidents. My heart goes to you as I know how it feel’s to loose those you love close you not through death but through life it self. May your loved one Rest In Peace.

  4. Graham Dolman

    29th August, 2009 at 3:40 am

    The funeral was so upsetting but was at the same time a very nice and pleasant service, Richard will be in our hearts forever and i just hope the family will pull through this tragedy even though we can all understand that richard will always be there with us x

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  6. Bronwen Irene Williams

    10th December, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Wishing everyone seasonal good wishes. Peace joy love way up there in Burton On Trent. Difficult times for those who have lost loved ones, friends are so important so keep an eye out for each other. Bronwen.x