Tributes to 'lovely lad' Michael Giblin who died after serious Sunderland crash on New Year's Eve

Echo readers have paid tribute to Michael Giblin, who died in hospital after a serious crash on New Year's Eve.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 10:43 am
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 1:08 pm
Sadly Michael Giblin died from his injuries in hospital. Photo: Northumbria Police

Michael Giblin, 32, from Hendon. died in hospital on January 10 and was identified by police the following Wednesday.Emergency services attended and two men and one woman were taken to hospital, where Michael died more than a week later.

Kind words and tributes have flooded in from Sunderland Echo readers.

Lee Michelle said: “RIP mate. Was the best kid ever met. Until we meet again. Fly high bro. Heart goes out to you and your family.”

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Hannah Scorer commented: “Gutted. What a lovely lad as well. Such a shame. Can’t believe it.”

Pat Robson said: “RIP Michael. You must have fought so hard to stay. Thinking of your poor family and friends at this terrible time. Fly high young man. So heartbreaking.”

Andrew Stuart Neil said: “Rest In Peace. So very sad.”

Laura Smiler Robinson added: “Thoughts go out to his family.”

Allison Swainston said: “RIP. Thoughts to his family. Utterly heartbreaking.”

Tammie Lorraine Day added: “Saw this crash on the way to work. Such sad news. RIP.”

Jennifer Moore commented: “Rest in Peace young man. So sad. Condolences to family and friends. Come on everyone. If you saw anything get in touch with the police. The family need answers.”

Police are still appealing for information after the crash, which at 8.15pm on December 31 2019 in Durham Road, Sunderland.

Officers were called out to the scene of a two-vehicle collision at the Prospect Junction, where the A690 meets Premier Road.

Michael’s family are being supported by specialist officers as an investigation is ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Sergeant John Sanderson, of Northumbria Police’s Operations Department, said: “This was a tragic incident that has sadly resulted in Michael’s death and our thoughts are with his family at this terrible time.

Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call Northumbria Police on 101 quoting the reference number 893 311219. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or send an email to [email protected]