Family's tribute to hospital crash victim

THE patient killed in a crash outside Colchester hospital was a 38-year-old father-of-two.

A GRIEVING family have paid tribute to a father-of-two who was killed in a crash outside the hospital where he was a patient.

Barry Clamp, 38, of Goring Road, Colchester, was struck by a car outside the hospital's accident and emergency unit at about 4.30am on Friday. He was wearing a white gown at the time of the collision, which was on an approach road in the hospital grounds.

His parents, Arthur and Rachel, and half-brother Graeme Stewart said Barry had two children - a girl aged 17 and a boy aged two.

They said: “Barry was a man always ready with a joke or a laugh. Barry was born in Scotland and came to Colchester in 2002 where he has since made many friends.

“His early childhood in Scotland gave Barry a love of the countryside and a passionate love of animals - dogs and horses being at the top of the list.

“He was also keen on camping and fishing and his interest in cars and motorcycles was legendary.”

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Yesterday, police arrested a 37-year-old man in connection with the incident. He was questioned on suspicion of careless driving, failing to stop at the scene of a collision and failing to report a collision and was bailed until early June.

Officers also recovered a white Ford Transit van that will be subject to a forensic examination.

Police investigating the incident said they still needed to hear from any witnesses who were in the Turner Road area between 4am and 5am yesterday morning.

Anyone with information can contact the Stanway Road Policing Unit on 01206 762512.

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