Jim Smith death: His family pay tribute

  • 17 January 2013
  • From the section Cumbria

The family of a 54-year-old man who died after being hit by a car have paid tribute to the man who was "their world".

Jim Smith, of Hyde Street, Workington, suffered head injuries after being struck by a car on Oxford Street in Workington on Tuesday.

A 50-year-old woman was arrested and bailed in connection with the collision.

Mr Smith's daughters said he was "a devoted dad".

Sharon Smith from Egremont and Alisha Smith from Workington said: "When his late wife Norma died in 2011 it was like he had lost his right arm - they were soulmates.

"He was a granddad to two boys and a girl who he loved dearly.

"He was our world. He was one in a million"

Insp Andy Wilkinson said police were keen to speak to anyone who may have seen Mr Smith trying to cross the road near the bus station shortly before 17:30 GMT on Tuesday.

Mr Smith was wearing a hi-visibility yellow jacket and carrying a rucksack.

Insp Wilkinson said: "This collision had tragic consequences and we need to ensure that we speak to as many people as possible who may be able to help us understand the circumstances that led to the collision and, ultimately, Mr Smith's death."

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