The family of an Irishman who died after being hit by a car in England have thought fondly of their son.
British police are investigating the death of Robert Myers after he was hit by a car in Hampshire last Sunday.
Mr Myers, 39, who was a soldier in the British Army, was hit by a BMW at around 2.10pm last Sunday in an area called Down Farm Lane in the village of Headbourne Worthy, two miles north of Winchester.
Private Myers, a member of the Royal Logistics Corps based at Worthy Down in Hampshire and originally from Kilkenny, was taken to Southampton General Hospital and died two days later.
Although he died, his family made sure his organs were donated, giving four people a chance to live.
Specialized police officers are in contact with Pte Myers’ family to provide support.
His family described Pte Myers in a statement to UK police as “son, brother, friend, comrade. Robert will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.”
“In life, Robert pursued new opportunities and found happiness and fulfillment. In death, Robert gave four people the greatest gift, a chance at life, through organ donation,” they said.
Hampshire Constabulary police spokesman Sergeant Spencer Wragg of the Roads Policing Unit said investigations into the circumstances of the accident were continuing.
Explaining that a motocross event was taking place near the scene of the accident, Sgt. Wragg added, “I urge anyone who witnessed the collision but who may have left before the police arrived to come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to telephone Hampshire Constabulary quoting reference number 44220380622.
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