Coventry Cyclist Killed in Car Collision Identified as Hospital Worker Joel Carreido

In a deeply unfortunate incident, a cyclist lost his life in Coventry after being struck by a car.

The victim has been identified as Joel Carreido, a 47-year-old hospital worker.

Following the collision on Woodway Lane, Mr. Carreido was tragically confirmed dead.

Arrest and Mental Health Act Involvement

In the aftermath of the incident, a 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder.

He was subsequently sectioned under the Mental Health Act on Monday, emphasizing the complex nature of the situation.

A Double Tragedy

Adding to the heartache, this tragic incident occurred shortly after the death of a 44-year-old male pedestrian who was struck in Gosford Street at around 8 am.

The collision involving Mr. Carreido compounds the sorrow felt by the community.

A Loving Father and Dedicated Healthcare Worker

In a heartfelt tribute, Mr. Carreido’s family described him as a devoted husband and father of two.

He was a healthcare assistant at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, where he worked diligently.

The family expressed their gratitude for the community’s support during this incredibly challenging time and wished for him to rest in peace.

A Lasting Impact in Healthcare

Mr. Carreido had been a part of University Hospital, Coventry since 2017, contributing his expertise to the care of the elderly and gastroenterology wards.

His dedication and passion for helping others were evident to all who crossed his path.

Community and Hospital Express Grief

Professor Andy Hardy, CEO at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, conveyed the collective grief felt within the institution, highlighting Mr. Carreido’s remarkable commitment to his patients and their families.

He also emphasized the central role Joel played as a loving husband and father, underscoring the profound loss.

Police Continue Investigation

The police are currently in the process of contacting the family of the 44-year-old pedestrian victim.

Another individual suffered injuries in the Gosford Street incident, though they are not deemed life-threatening.

Authorities confirmed that no one else is being sought in connection with the incident, and it is not being treated as terrorism-related.

Eyewitness Account and Damage

An eyewitness, retired builder Barry Dean, residing near the accident site, recounted the startling impact as a black Mercedes hatchback collided with a nearby property.

His home sustained substantial damage, necessitating the rebuilding of parts due to significant cracks in the brickwork near the front door.

The driver of the vehicle reportedly fled the scene.

Police Seeking Information

The police have urged anyone with information that could assist the ongoing investigation to come forward by contacting the force at 101, referencing incident 854 of September 3.

This tragic incident underscores the importance of road safety and the far-reaching impact it can have on individuals, families, and communities.

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