South East Wales

Tributes paid to 'amazing man' who died after collision with car in Pontypridd

Gary Williams
Keep fit enthusiast Mr Williams worked as an aircraft technician

Tributes have been paid by the family of a "amazing man" who died after a collision with a car in Rhondda Cynon Taf.

Gary Williams, 49, from Beddau, was rushed to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital after the incident on Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd at 12:10 GMT on Friday.

His family added they were numb and could not believe what had happened.

South Wales Police have made a renewed appeal for witnesses to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Mr Williams was an aircraft technician at the British Airways Maintenance Centre at Cardiff Airport where he worked for 18 years.

"Gary was a wonderful husband, father, son, grandfather, brother, father-in-law and uncle," the family said in a statement.

"We are all numb and cannot believe this has happened to such an amazing man.

"He would literally do anything for anyone - you only had to ask and he would be there in seconds to help."

They said he "doted" on his two grand-daughters and a third grand-daughter is due in April.

"Gary is and always will be our hero," they added.

Police still want to speak to witnesses who may have seen the collision which involved a silver Peugeot 406 estate car, or who saw Mr Williams, or the car just before the incident.

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