‘He was a fantastic brother and friend’

Peter Crocker, left, with brothers Robbie and Steve and late sister Penny
Peter Crocker, left, with brothers Robbie and Steve and late sister Penny

A Daventry man has lost his fight for life more than four weeks after being seriously injured in a road accident.

Peter Crocker, 63 and from The Cherwell, died on Thursday last week. He was left in a critical condition after being involved in a collision with a car on Monday, November 4 on the Waterloo/Tavern Lane roundabout in Daventry town centre.

Speaking to the Daventry Express, Mr Crocker’s brother Steve, 61, said: “He was the most generous, the kindest, the most loving man you could have met. He was funny and lively and great to know.

“He was a fantastic brother to myself and Rob and his sister Penny when she was alive, and a good friend too. Pete was always there whenever you needed him and we were always there for him.

“We used to go fishing together, and when the three of us brothers were younger, we went ferreting and shooting.”

Mr Crocker was born in Wardington and after living in Ratley, Warwickshire, moved to Daventry in his 50s.

Steve said: “He worked for Rangemaster in Leamington since the early 1970s. He once took retirement, but soon ended up working there again. His colleagues all loved him to bits, they’re all devastated.”

Mr Crocker had been crossing the roundabout at the top the The Hollows at around 12.15pm on November 4 when a black Vauxhall Vectra collided with him and a 63-year-old woman, who received only minor injuries.

Mr Crocker was flown by air ambulance to hospital, but failed to overcome his injuries.

Steve said: “I want to thank all the staff at the Coventry Walsgrave Hospital in critical care for all the work they did for Pete. We can’t thank them enough, and they treated us and his friends wonderfully.”

Police are still appealing for witnesses to the incident. Anyone with information should call them on 101.