Anglesey man dies after holiday crash

A 72-year old man from Anglesey has died after a two-vehicle crash while he was on holiday.

Philip Walker was visiting the Western Isles when his campervan collided with a Ford Transit van near Carloway on the Isle of Lewis last Wednesday morning (11th September).

Mr Walker, who was driving the campervan, was airlifted by a coastguard helicopter to the Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway, but died the following day.

In a short statement, his family said: ”We are grateful for everybody who assisted at the scene, the love and support provided by staff at Western Isles Hospital and the assistance provided by the wider community in the Isle of Lewis in the days following.”

Police Scotland say three people escaped the crash unharmed – including a 60 year-old woman travelling in the campervan, and two men, aged 51 and 31, in the van.

Local officers have appealed for witnesses to the crash, which occurred on the A858 between Carloway Bridge and the Doune Braes Hotel. The road remained closed for around sixteen hours.

Sergeant David Miller from Police Scotland’s road policing unit in Dingwall said: ”Our thoughts remain with Mr Walker’s family and friends at this difficult time.”

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