Sophy, Keith, Hilary and Thomas Warrington at the press conference

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The family of a Lichfield man who died when his scooter was hit by a lorry have appealed for the driver of the HGV to come forward. Benjamin Warrington’s white Yamaha 50cc moped was involved in the hit and run incident on the A38 near Streethay at 5.25am on Tuesday (February 21).
Sophy, Keith, Hilary and Thomas Warrington at the press conference
Police are still searching for the tipper-truck style lorry, but Benjamin’s father Keith appealed for the driver to hand himself in. “Ben had his whole life in front of him,” he told a press conference in Lichfield. “Our family and friends have been devastated by the news of Benjamin’s death which has also been made worse due to the nature of the incident. “A special plea goes out for the driver of the HGV lorry to come forward.” Mr Warrington also revealed how his 24-year-old son was on his way to work at his new job when the crash happened. “After only being able to occasionally obtain part-time work he was excited to have recently secured full time employment at the Tesco Distribution Centre in Fradley,” he said. “On the day of the incident he was on his way to start his first day shift.” Click below to hear Mr Warrington’s statement in full: Police told reporters that they were exploring all avenues to trace the HGV involved. Det Insp Steff Lungrin said: “We have a team of detectives pursuing a number of lines of inquiry, including checking CCTV footage, analysing automatic number plate recognition and average speed camera data from the area. “We’re aware of one or two websites that haulage contractors contribute to so we’ve managed to contact those and we’re putting the appeal out on social network sites and we’re using the Road Haulage Association to try and help us find the driver.” Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident 68 of 21 February, or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.