South Wales Echo

Family’s tribute to man killed after bus collision

- KATIE-ANN GUPWELL Reporter katieann.gupwell@walesonlin­

A PEDESTRIAN killed after a collision with a bus in Porth has been described as “a respected member of the Trehafod area” and a dedicated supporter of Pontypridd RFC by his devastated family.

Despite the efforts of emergency services and members of the public, South Wales Police confirmed Wayne Martin died at the scene of the collision, which occurred on Porth Road at approximat­ely 11.10am on Tuesday, April 20.

Mr Martin’s family have now paid tribute to the 77-year-old.

A statement issued on behalf of the family said: “Wayne was a resident of Trehafod for all 77 years of his life.

“For most of his working life, and up until his retirement, he worked at the Hoover factory.

“He was a member of the Wayne Morgan and British Legion clubs in the Trehafod area.

“He had a great love for rugby and he was a strong supporter of Pontypridd RFC until the Covid lockdowns.

“Holidays and a love for his ’60s and ’70s music were some of his many passions.

“He was a respected member of the Trehafod area, where he was often seen walking with his shopping trolley, and he will be sorely missed by his many friends and family.

“As a family, we would like to thank all public and emergency services who gave assistance.”

South Wales Police is continuing to investigat­e the collision, and anyone who witnessed the collision or the moments prior to it, or anyone with dashcam, mobile phone or CCTV footage which could assist the investigat­ion, are asked to contact police.

When making a report please quote occurrence number 2100136623.

 ??  ?? Wayne Martin, 77, died at the scene of the collision in Porth on Tuesday
Wayne Martin, 77, died at the scene of the collision in Porth on Tuesday

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