Store worker dies after being struck by car
HUNDREDS of tributes have been paid to a popular supermarket worker who died after being knocked down by a car.
Khameron Ali was left fighting for his life after being hit by a Vauxhall Astra in Shaw, Oldham, last Saturday.
The 26-year-old, from Shaw, was taken to hospital in a critical condition after suffering serious head injuries in the incident, but lost his fight for life on Thursday.
The driver remained at the scene to speak to police and no arrests have been made.
Khameron worked at the Tesco Express on Market Street in Shaw and volunteered with the Salvation Army.
The store is holding a collection for his family.
Gary Robinson, manager of the Shaw Tesco Express, on Market Street, said: “Khameron was a wonderful young man, and all of us who worked with him are incredibly shocked and saddened by his death.
“We will remember Khameron as the most positive and cheerful person that you could hope to meet. He was great with people and was always polite and helpful – brightening people’s day with his smile and the interest he took in them.
“The many tributes that have been paid to Khameron show the difference that he made to so many people’s daily lives, and I know that he will be missed not only by his family and colleagues, but by people throughout the whole community.”
Hundreds of people have also posted tributes to Khameron on social media.
Writing on Facebook, Natalie Loftus said: “This is devastating. R.I.P. Khameron.
“I think the whole community who ever interacted with him will agree that he was the most kind, wellmannered, hard-working, and one of the loveliest people around.
“Shopping at Tesco Shaw definitely won’t be the same. Far too young to be gone.”
Keeley Dawn Berry said: “No words. One of the nicest humans to grace this world. R.I.P. Khameron.”
Kate Bullock wrote: “Absolutely devastated. He was the best. A pleasure to work with and a great person through and through. You will always be in our hearts.”
The incident took place shortly before 11.50am on Saturday, September 2, on Crompton Way.
Sgt Brian Orr, of GMP’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “This is a tragic set of circumstances that have sadly taken the life of a man and I want to express my sincere condolences to his family.
“We are appealing for anyone that witnessed the collision, or may have any CCTV or dash-cam footage, to get in touch.”
Call police on 0161 856 4741, quoting reference number 1014 of September 2, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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