AN APPEAL has been launched to trace an eyewitness who might have vital information about a tragic death-crash in Hucknall.
Pedestrian Graham Outram-Goss (60) was killed after a collision with two cars on the section of Hucknall bypass between Wood Lane and Watnall Road at 7.40 pm on Wednesday March 9.
His death came just six years after his wife’s son, Simon Outram (18), was killed in a horrific accident on the nearby Annesley bypass.
Now detectives investigating Mr Outram-Goss’s death are urging the driver of a black vehicle to come forward.
The collision, which involved a Ford Focus and a green Ford Fiesta, happened just north of the Watnall Road roundabout of the bypass on the carriageway heading towards Bulwell.
A sign has been put up on the road appealing for witnesses.
Officers believe a motorist driving in the opposite direction, towards Wood Lane, could hold crucial clues about what happened. The car was perhaps a black Peugeot 206.
Det Con Mark Henshaw said: “We are still investigating the circumstances around the collision.
“But it is possible the driver of the black vehicle could have witnessed it, so we would like to speak to the motorist.
“I would appeal to this driver, or to anyone else, who witnessed the accident to call the police immediately.”
Mr Outram-Goss, of Broxtowe Drive, was pronounced dead at the scene. The drivers of the Fiesta and Focus stopped and gave full statements to the police.
The road was closed for several hours while an investigation was launched.
An inquest into the death has been opened and adjourned at Nottingham Coroner’s Court. Mr Outram-Goss died from multiple injuries.
The victim, who was originally from London, leaves his wife, Rosemarie, and two sons.
The couple met when they were neighbours on Broxtowe Drive and were married in 1982. He was a train fanatic and loved heritage.
Simon Outram was an electrical engineer and lived with his mum and Mr Outram-Goss.
He was killed in January 2005. He was a back-seat passenger of a Peugeot 106 when it collided with a Renault 21 near to the entrance to Newstead.
He was in the car with three friends. An inquest heard that the accident happened when the newly-qualified driver “misjudged” the traffic.
Mr Outram suffered a brain haemorrhage and a fractured skull. The inquest recorded a verdict of accidental death.
Any witnesses with information on the smash that killed Mr Outram-Goss should call the police on 0300 3009999 and ask for the crash investigation unit on extension 816 2225.
Alternatively, call the free and confidential Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555111.