Tributes paid to lorry driver, who was father of two, killed in collision at Peterborough Service Station

The scene of the fatal collision at Haddon Services.
The scene of the fatal collision at Haddon Services.

Tributes have been paid to a French lorry driver who was killed after he was struck by another heavy goods vehicle at the Haddon Services near Peterborough.

The tragic incident happened at lunch time on Tuesday December 12 in the lorry park at the services, just off the A1.

The lorry driver has not yet been formally identified by police, but his friends contacted the Peterborough Telegraph to pay tribute to 54-year-old Daniel Guillaume, who leaves a wife and two daughters.

Mr Guillaume was an experienced French International lorry driver working for haulage company TFD, based near Tours in France.

His good friend of 15 years Pierre Girod said: "It's a bit ironic but Daniel had his own page on Facebook to pay tribute to the lorry drivers who died at work."

Mr Guillaume posted photos of the snowy countryside off the A605 near Peterborough just 20 minutes before the tragic collision took place.

Commenting on the post, Jeannette Phan said: "Your last post. Good-bye. Condolences to your family. I feel their pain."

A police spokesman said the man’s next of kin had been informed.

Emergency services including the Magpas air ambulance were called to the services at 1.40pm following the incident. However, despite the best efforts of paramedics, Mr Guillaume died at the scene from the injuries he suffered.

The lorry park was closed while emergency services carried out investigations at the scene, however cars and vans were able to access the services.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, or who has any information about the circumstances leading up to the incident, should contact Cambridgeshire police’s Road Policing Unit on 101.