6th Jul, 2022

Family pay tribute to father killed in Coventry crash days before Christmas

THE FAMILY of a man killed in a Coventry collision just days before Christmas have paid tribute to their “kind-hearted husband and father who brought a smile to everybody’s face.”

Robert ‘Rob’ Morris was struck by a car on Ansty Road on Saturday, December 17.

The 57-year-old was taken to hospital where he was treated for serious injuries, but despite the best efforts of medical staff he sadly died on December 20.

Paying tribute to Rob, his family said: “We are utterly devastated over the sudden loss of our loving, kind hearted husband and father.

“He always brought a smile to everybody’s face and could brighten any room with his fun-filled nature.

“His generosity and warmth to all those who knew him will leave nothing but fond memories.

“He was an amazing man whose main priority in life was his family and he will be greatly missed.

“The world is an emptier place without him. ”

Officers investigating the collision are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting officers with the investigation.

Sergeant Alan Wood, from the force’s Collision Investigation Unit, said: “A number of witnesses have already come forward but I would appeal to anyone else who may have witnessed what happened to contact us.

“I believe that there may have been a hackney carriage taxi in the area at the time of the collision and I need the driver to come forward as they may hold vital information.

“Specialist officers continue to liaise with the family of Mr Morris and our thoughts remain with them at this sad time.”

Anyone with information is asked to email FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk or call Sgt Alan Wood at the collision investigation unit on 101.

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