Man killed in Wythenshawe crash “died a hero”

A man who was struck by a car in a road accident in Benchill earlier this week has died.

Paul John, from Wythenshawe, died in hospital last night, following the accident on Tuesday when he was struck by a Kia Picanto on Woodhouse Lane at the junction of Hollyhedge Road in Benchill.

The Manchester Evening News reported that the dad died a hero by pushing his nine-year-old daughter out of the way of the car to save her life. The youngster suffered only minor injuries following the crash.

Mr John, 47, also donated all of his organs to give the gift of life to others.


The Picanto, driven by an 88-year-old man also struck a 27 year-old woman with her two-year-old son who was in a push chair.


The woman was treated for a broken wrist but the boy was uninjured.

The driver of the Kia remained at the scene and is helping police with their enquiries. No arrests were made.

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