A fund-raising page has been set up in memory of a father-of-three who was run over and killed by his own lorry in Essex.
Steve Bishop, described by friends as a “doting family man”, was killed in the accident in Chelmsford, Essex, on Friday morning in front of horrified colleagues.
The husband-to-be, whose youngest son was born in October, died at the scene despite the best efforts of paramedics to save his life.
A JustGiving page set up to help his devastated family has so far raised over £2,000.
Organiser Simon Motley said: “On the 8th of December 2017 we lost a true gentleman a dear man a friend a doting father and a true family man…
“One of the good guys… He was a local bin man and lived local so many of you might of seen him on your travels he sadly left a fiance and three young children behind so we’re trying to raise as much as we can in memory of him and to give to the family to help with everything and to show how much he was loved and cared for.”
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Cries of “no, no, no” were reportedly heard at the scene of the incident in Osea Way just before 9am on Friday.
One resident, who asked not to be named, said: “I heard a man screaming and shouting ‘no no no’ and I came out and it was the driver shouting and the bin man was on the floor.
“All the neighbours rushed out to help him and one gave him CPR. Someone must have called the ambulance because they all rushed to the scene.
“There were loads of police, ambulances and a air ambulance they even had a drone in the air. I think forensics were here as well because there was an incident van here.”
A spokesman for Chelmsford City Council confirmed one of their staff members had died, adding that they were helping police with the investigation.