‘PRE­CIOUS SOUL’ DIES IN TRAGIC AC­CI­DENT

He was trapped un­der mo­torhome

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS - WILL HAY­WARD Re­porter will.hay­[email protected]­line.co.uk

T HE sib­lings of a 27-year-old man who died af­ter a mo­torhome fell on him have paid trib­ute to their “pre­cious soul” brother.

To­mas Shack­son be­came trapped un­der the ve­hi­cle on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 8.

He was taken to the Uni­ver­sity Hospi­tal of Wales in Cardiff where he was placed in in­ten­sive care, but de­spite the best ef­forts of hospi­tal staff he died on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 13, as a re­sult of his in­juries.

His sis­ter Jes­sica and brother Lee have set up a fundrais­ing page in hon­our of their brother.

In a mov­ing trib­ute, Jes­sica thanked all the staff who cared for their brother in his fi­nal mo­ments.

She wrote: “We lost a pre­cious soul, my lit­tle brother To­mas Shack­son in a hor­ri­ble ac­ci­dent.

“He was loved by so many and will be sorely missed to say the least.

“As a thank you to the peo­ple that looked af­ter Tom fol­low­ing the ac­ci­dent we col­lected do­na­tions for the crit­i­cal care unit of Heath Hospi­tal at the funeral.

“Thank you so much to those who at­tended and to those who do­nated.

“We can’t be­lieve the amaz­ing sup- port we’ve all re­ceived from ev­ery­one and can’t thank you enough. In case some peo­ple didn’t get the chance to do­nate and would like to, Lee and I cre­ated this GoFundMe.

“Please feel free to share this not only for Tom but for the amaz­ing, hard work­ing and truly car­ing peo­ple at crit­i­cal care, Heath Hospi­tal Cardiff.”

Tributes that have poured in for To­mas, who died af­ter the ac­ci­dent on Mor­gan Street, in Llan­bradach, Caerphilly.

A huge amount of peo­ple have posted about their sad­ness and the high re­gard in which they held Mr Shack­son.

Lynne Bar­rett-Lee, a close fam­ily friend, said: “Tom was the loveli­est of young men. And, yes, I know ev­ery­one says that.

“What else would any­one say when a young life is lost? But it’s also true.

“Tom was gen­tle and thought­ful and con­sid­er­ate, al­ways. He was strong and he was ca­pa­ble. He was loyal and very kind.

“It was no sur­prise to me to know that, on the day of his de­par­ture, the whole ITU cor­ri­dor was al­most im­pass­able, so clogged was it with peo­ple – not just his fam­ily, but also his many, many friends.

“He was young, strong and ca­pa­ble.

“He was loyal, thought­ful, kind.”

To­mas Shack­son

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