Dad-to-be, 22, killed after being hit by a car two days before Christmas as pregnant partner begs 'I need justice'

A DAD-TO-BE was killed after being hit by a car two days before Christmas as his pregnant partner begged: “I need justice”. 

Lewis Taylor, 22, was set to become a dad for the first time in March but tragically died after a collision on Harold Street in Burnley, Lancs last Wednesday.

Cops were called just before 1pm to reports of a collision on Harold Street, where emergency services found Mr Taylor with serious injuries. 

He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. 

In an emotional tribute, heartbroken girlfriend Kayleigh Ruth said: "I am begging anyone who has seen what happened to please come forward I need justice for my babys dad even if it is an anonymous report.

"Someone can not get away with killing my boyfriend and taking him away from this world!"

'WELL-LOVED'

She also paid an emotional tribute today to "a well-loved step-dad, boyfriend and daddy to be".

Kayleigh continued: “I’m due to give birth to our daughter in March and Lewis couldn’t wait to be a dad. He was a happy, outgoing person who was always smiling and who would help anyone.

“On the morning of his step-daughter’s birthday he went on a day out with his friends on his bike. He never came home.

'ALWAYS LOVE YOU'

“He will be sadly missed by everyone and life will never be the same again. Lewis will always be in our hearts each and every single day.

"I will always make sure our baby girl knows who her dad was. I will always love you Lewis.”

She added: “No one or nothing will ever take your place. My heart’s breaking.”

It is thought a group of young men had been riding in convoy in the area, when one of the bikes collided with a red Toyota Yaris car.

Kayleigh urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward

PC Marc Saysell, of Lancashire Police TacOps, said: “A young man lost his life as a result of this collision and my thoughts remain with his loved ones.

“I would ask anybody who witnessed the collision and has not yet been spoken to by police, or anyone who has dashcam or CCTV showing the collision, to contact us.”

Anybody with information should call 101, quoting log 667 of December 23rd.

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