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Family pays tribute to Jaywick crash victim
2:07pm Tuesday 23rd July 2013 in News
THE family of a man who died following a collision in Jaywick have paid tribute to a “free spirited” character.
Terrance Watson, 55, from Napier Avenue, died last Tuesday after spending eight days in intensive care.
The pedestrian was struck by a yellow Ford Focus on Broadway shortly before 8am on July 8, following which he was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital.
Following the opening of an inquest hearing on Tuesday, his family said: "Terrence was an extremely loving son, brother, uncle and person. You couldn't find better character if you tried.
“He was free spirited, going wherever his heart led him. We will all miss him terribly and his smile will resonate in our hearts and minds forever."
The driver of the Ford Focus, a 71-year-old man from the Clacton area, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of committing motoring offences and later released on police bail until October 7 pending further enquiries.
Any witnesses to the crash who have not yet contacted police are urged to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.