Lorry collision victim was ‘loved dearly’ by family
THE family of a greatgrandfather who died after being hit by a lorry said they “loved him dearly”.
David Blinman, 88, died at the scene after he was hit by a lorry in Ogmore Vale, Bridgend, on December 28, at 1.15pm.
Paying tribute to him, his family said: “For more than 65 years he lived and loved his Ogmore Vale, where his two children Jeffrey and Catherine were born and resided.
“Grandfather to four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren who loved him too dearly.
“In his life, David loved his snooker and often placed bets on the horses.
“He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.”
The crash happened at the junction of Blandy Terrace and Railway Terrace.
Acting Inspector Gareth Morgan, from the Roads Policing Unit, said: “We are continuing to investigate this collision in which a much-loved family man lost his life.
“We are keen to hear from anyone who saw Mr Blinman or the Volvo lorry in the moments before the collision, or indeed the collision itself.
“We’d also like to hear from anyone who may have captured the incident on a dashcam, CCTV or mobile phone.”
Anyone with any information should call police on 101, quoting occurrence number 1800488254.
David Blinman, 88, died at the scene of crash in Ogmore Vale