Tragic dad Martin Rigg killed in Sheffield tram crash saves two lives after donating his organs

A man killed in Sheffield city centre gave the gift of life to two others after his organs were donated.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 10:28 am
Updated Thursday, 9th January 2020, 2:36 pm

Martin Rigg, aged 37, died after he was struck by a tram on West Street in May last year.

He was involved in an altercation with brothers Dane and Luke Whiteley shortly after he withdrew £10 from a cash machine.

CCTV showed Dane lunging towards Mr Rigg, causing the steelworker, of Plover Court, Skye Edge, to step backwards into the path of a tram.

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Mr Rigg suffered severe head injuries and died in hospital four days later.

At an inquest into his death this week, it emerged that his kidneys were donated to two recipients, saving their lives.

The Whiteley brothers were both arrested on suspicion of murder and released under investigtion while further police enquiries into the incident were carried out.

They have both since died.

Martin Rigg's kidneys were donated in the wake of his death