Crash probe as tributes paid to Swansea dad-to-be Christopher Ahearne
A DAD-TO-BE involved in a late-night accident on a busy Swansea road has died.
Christopher Ahearne was walking along Carmarthen Road when he was in collision with a taxi on Saturday.
He was rushed to Morriston Hospital with serious injuries, but despite the best efforts of medical staff the 26-year-old Swansea City fan from Mayhill could not be saved.
In a joint statement his family said Mr Ahearne — known as Crockers — was expecting his second child, a daughter, in December.
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Police are continuing to investigate the incident and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Mr Ahearne’s family said: “Christopher, known as ‘Crockers’ to his friends, was a wonderful son, brother, partner and dad to his son Kallum.
“He was also looking forward to the birth of his daughter in December.
“He was a life-long Swansea City fan and loved football.
“He will be greatly missed by anyone who knew him and the family will be happy to be contacted by anyone who wishes to pass on their sympathies.”
A spokesman for Swansea City said the Swans was a close-knit club and it was “always sad when we lose a proud and loyal member of the Swans family”.
He said: “Everyone at Swansea City would like to wish Christopher’s family and friends their condolences at this difficult time.
“A passionate fan, we are sure Christopher will be looking down on the Liberty Stadium from above and continuing his support for the club he loved so dearly.”
The collision happened at around 1am on Saturday ion Carmarthen Road, near the junction with Waun Wen Road.
Police say the taxi involved — a black Fiat Scudo — was travelling from the Cwmbwrla roundabout towards Dyfatty when the collision occurred.
Detectives believe Mr Ahearne was walking up Carmarthen Road from the city centre.
Police are urging any witnesses to come forward — and they say any information on the movements of both the taxi concerned and Mr Ahearne in the minutes before the incident are of “great interest” to them.
A South Wales Police spokeswoman said: “Police are requesting that any person that witnessed the collision, or has any information regarding the vehicle involved, contact the police.”
Can you help? Call South Wales Police western roads policing office in Llansamlet on 01792 456999 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.