Piccadilly bus crash: Manchester mum who died in double decker collision had ‘a fabulous smile’

Police are investigating the incident which happened in Manchester city centre on Sunday night.

<p>Joyce Bacon sadly died following a collision in Piccadilly in Manchester Credit: family via GMP</p>

Joyce Bacon sadly died following a collision in Piccadilly in Manchester Credit: family via GMP

Tributes have been paid a Manchester mum who died following a bus crash in the city centre.

Joyce Bacon, 60, was returning home from the cinema where she’d watched Top Gun Maverick with her husband Ian on Sunday evening, when the collision occurred in Piccadilly at 9.25pm.

Joyce, from Droylsden, was one of three pedestrians struck by a double decker bus and she died at the scene.

Today, Ian paid tribute to his wife, saying: “Joyce was a loving mother, sister and wife. Joyce was always busy and she loved to take care of people. She was very generous by nature just like her mother. She won over people instantly with her fabulous smile.

Joyce Bacon sadly died following a collision in Piccadilly in Manchester Credit: family via GMP

“We will all miss her so much, especially me.

“I would like to thank the emergency services who fought to save Joyce and supported all of us who were involved in this terrible incident.

“Those who had the pleasure of meeting Joyce are devastated by our loss and we therefore ask for privacy at this time to allow us to grieve.”

What have police said?

GMP said the investigation into the collision is ongoing and officers from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit continue to appeal for any information.

Investigators are particularly interested in hearing from anyone with dash or helmet cam footage of the collision or from Piccadilly in the minutes beforehand.

  • Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741. Information can also be shared anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.