Family pay tribute to Patrick Duffy who died in road accident in Ringwood Road, Netley Marsh

Daily Echo: Tributes to "gentle giant" killed in road crash Tributes to "gentle giant" killed in road crash

HE was a gentle giant with a big heart.

That is how the heartbroken family of Patrick Duffy have described the man who died after he was struck by a car on Easter Sunday.

The 61-year-old was hit by a Ford Focus while walking crossing the A336 Ringwood Road near Carlton House in Netley Marsh.

He sustained multiple injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he later died.

Last night his family paid tribute to Mr Duffy, of Southampton Road, Bartley.

In a statement released through police, they said: “Words cannot describe how devastated we all are.

He was a loving husband, father, brother and son.

“He was very well known and great friend to many. He was a gentle giant with a big heart. We will miss him so much.”

Officers are appealing for witnesses and anyone with details to contact Totton Roads Policing Unit on 101.

Residents in the area spoke of their shock and told of seeing five police cars and three ambulances at the scene of the incident, which happened at around 10.30pm.

The driver of the Ford Focus was unhurt and not arrested by police.

An investigation into the cause of the incident was launched, and the emergency services were at the scene for around an hour and a half.

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8:46am Thu 24 Apr 14

mrdudley says...

A lovely man who will be sadly missed.
A lovely man who will be sadly missed. mrdudley
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9:22am Thu 24 Apr 14

bullet93 says...

heart goes out to the duffy family. what a decent man he was, will be sadley missed by many people R.I.P x
heart goes out to the duffy family. what a decent man he was, will be sadley missed by many people R.I.P x bullet93
  • Score: 4

1:48pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Hulk says...

Sincere and fraternal love and best wishes to Pat's family. He will be missed by an awful lot of people. A really lovely chap. JP and family.
Sincere and fraternal love and best wishes to Pat's family. He will be missed by an awful lot of people. A really lovely chap. JP and family. Hulk
  • Score: 1

3:22pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Balsamic says...

Such a shame. Pat was a really top bloke and will be sadly missed.
Condolences to his family at this difficult time.
Such a shame. Pat was a really top bloke and will be sadly missed. Condolences to his family at this difficult time. Balsamic
  • Score: 2

7:15am Fri 25 Apr 14

patlundy says...

Our most sincere condolace to Sue and all the Duffy family on the sad loss of Pat, husband,father,broth
er and son of Hughie
We know the Duffy family since 1961 and we had many happy meetings with Pat and Sue over the years, and I know he will be sadly missed by all his family and wide circle of friends, especially in the transport industry
May he rest in Peace
Pat and Phyllis Lundy Tipperary----Mayo---
--Ireland
Our most sincere condolace to Sue and all the Duffy family on the sad loss of Pat, husband,father,broth er and son of Hughie We know the Duffy family since 1961 and we had many happy meetings with Pat and Sue over the years, and I know he will be sadly missed by all his family and wide circle of friends, especially in the transport industry May he rest in Peace Pat and Phyllis Lundy Tipperary----Mayo--- --Ireland patlundy
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