The family of a man who died following a collision in St Ives has paid tribute to a "proud grandfather".

David Clark, aged 83, and his wife Daphne were on holiday in St Ives celebrating Daphne’s retirement and their recent 50th Wedding Anniversary when they were both struck by a car as they walked along Trelyon Avenue.

Emergency services were called to Trelyon Avenue on April 30 where a collision involving a car and two pedestrians had occurred.

David Clark, aged 83, was taken to hospital where he later died on May 7. Daphne remains in hospital with life-changing injuries.

His family have said: “David Clark grew up and lived in Mickleton in the Cotswolds.

“A loving husband to Daphne, proud father to Kerry, Samantha and Grandfather to Gee, Issy, Will, Luke and Bea. Foster Grandad to Skye and Evie and Great Grandfather to Freddie.

“David and Daphne were on holiday in St Ives celebrating Daphne’s Retirement and their recent 50th Wedding Anniversary with their little dog Zara; a place they enjoyed visiting and spending time together.”


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The family have asked for privacy at this difficult time.

The driver of the car, a 45-year-old man, was arrested at the time of the collision on suspicion of causing serious injury by driving without due care and attention. He is currently on police bail.

The road was closed for around eight hours while a forensic examination took place.

Police thanked the public for their patience while the investigation was carried out.

Officers from the Roads Policing Team are continuing to appeal for any witnesses of the incident who haven’t yet spoken to police to please call us on 101 quoting reference 50240103458.