South East Wales

Tribute to Cardiff cyclist Paul Garrett after fatal crash

Paul Garrett

The wife of a cyclist who died after being involved in a collision with a car in Cardiff has paid tribute to her "rock".

Paul Garrett, 54, was on Pencisely Road, Llandaff, when Friday's incident happened involving a black Ford Focus.

Mr Garrett, who lived in the area, was taken to the University Hospital of Wales where he was pronounced dead.

In a social media tribute, Karen Garrett said she was "totally broken".

It read: "Words cannot express how I feel, I am totally broken and have lost the love of my life. My friend, my soulmate, my husband, my rock and my everything."

It added: "He was one in a million and will be remembered every day."

His family said in a statement: "Paul was an inspirational man. Such a strong character and has left an imprint on everybody's heart. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him."

Sport Wales, where Mr Garrett worked, also issued a tribute.

Chief executive Sarah Powell said: "Everyone at Sport Wales is heartbroken to learn of the death of our colleague and friend Paul.

"He was a hardworking and hugely popular member of staff. We shall miss him dearly.

"Our thoughts are with his family and friends at such a sad time."

South Wales Police has launched an investigation into the incident.

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