Tributes were paid to a cyclist who was killed in Coventry after being hit by a car.
Hospital worker Joel Carreido was hit by a vehicle on Woodway Lane yesterday morning.
The 47-year-old was tragically pronounced dead shortly after and police are currently supporting his family.
In a tribute, his family said: “Joel was a loving husband and father of two who worked extremely hard as a Medical Assistant at the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire.”
“All who knew him will miss him dearly. We thank the entire community for their continued support during this very difficult time. May he rest in peace and God bless his soul.”
Joel joined University Hospital Coventry in 2017 and worked on Ward 40 (Elderly Care) before moving to Ward 32 (Gastroenterology) a few months ago.
Professor Andy Hardy, Chief Executive Officer of the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, said: “Everyone at the Trust is shocked and saddened by this tragic news.
“Joel’s passion for caring for others was evident in everything he did and he left a lasting impression on the patients and families he came into contact with.
“While his work was a great source of pride, it was clear to everyone who knew Joel that the role he enjoyed most was being a loving husband and father to his two beloved children.
“Joel will be sorely missed by all of us and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time.”
A 44-year-old pedestrian also died after being hit on Gosford Street.
Police confirmed the car then crashed into the brick wall of a house on Beckbury Road.
A picture shows the car’s front tire coming loose from the wheel arch, while the steaming hood is crumpled.
Police officers from the drone team and canine unit were called to search for the suspect after a man fled when the car pulled into the house.
A 33-year-old man was arrested around 9 a.m. after the accident.
The police were looking for witnesses and looked at the footage from the surveillance cameras.
West Midlands Police are continuing their investigation and anyone who can help is asked to contact police via live chat on their website or by calling 101 and quoting log 854 of 03/09/23.