X

Cookies

Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Cyclist, 89, dies after collision

A FORMER rugby league player who was a team mate of the great Willie Horne, has died nine days after he was involved in a road collision on his bike.

By Natalie Chapples

William Hopkins, 89, from Barrow, suffered serious head injuries after his bike collided with a Fiat Punto car on at the junction of Friars Lane and Bridgegate Avenue, in Barrow, on January 5.

Mr Hopkins, known as Billy, died on Wednesday at Furness General Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit.

In the 1940s he teamed up alongside Barrow rugby league legend Willie Horne for Risedale Old Boys. Mr Hopkins was scrum-half and Mr Horne was stand-off.

The Second World War veteran was also known as Screwy Hopkins and was a self-employed bricklayer.

 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

Hot jobs
Search for:
Whitehavennews Newspaper