TRIBUTES have been paid to a man who died after a serious road traffic collision in Brierfield.

Police were called around 11.20am on Sunday (November 11) following reports of a collision involving a pedestrian and Toyota Aygo on Burnley Road close to the junction with Halifax Road.

The pedestrian, an 86-year-old man from Brierfield, who can now be named as Jack Parkinson (pictured), suffered serious head injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary.

He sadly died on Wednesday.

The driver of the Toyota, a 17-year-old boy from Nelson, was not injured.

The road was closed for more than two hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

Sgt Lee Harris, of Lancashire Police, said: “These are tragic circumstances and my thoughts are with Mr Parkinson's family and friends at this very sad time.

“We are continuing to appeal for information following the collision and if you have yet to speak to police please come forward.

“If you can help with our enquiries, please call 101 quoting log 0557 of November 11.”

In a tribute, Mr Parkinson's daughter, Lesley Penrose, said: "My dad was a proud, independent man who in no way looked or acted his 86 years.

"He had a great sense of humour and drove us all mad with his silly jokes.

"He loved nothing more than to be with his family and his friends.

"He was always involved in something; whether this was building walls with his best mate, doing work at church or spending the day at Blackpool Tower watching the ballroom dancing and listening to the organ.

"My dad was always saying “I’ve been busy this week” and he was probably right.

"In fact he was a great baker having picked up the necessary skills from my mum before she died. He made a great cheese and onion pie!

"Jack, my dad, was a lovely man and it goes without saying that he will be greatly missed."