Wonderful son killed in freak accident leaning out of electric vehicle to pick up his sunglasses (Photo)
A loving dad and wonderful son died after he fell out of a car while trying to retrieve his sunglasses.
Richard Bunt, 33, was on holiday with close friends and family in Krakow, Poland when he fell out of an electric vehicle and cracked his head.
He suffered a severe bleed on the brain and later passed away in the city’s hospital five days later.
His distraught wife Lucy, 32, younger brother Andrew, 29, and parents Ann and Nigel were at his bedside when he died.
Richard’s organs were donated to help save the lives of six others.
In a statement, his parents said: “He brought so much happiness to our lives and was a loving husband, caring son and brother, friend and colleague.
“Richard affected so many lives with his love, his brilliant humour and everyday acts of kindness.
“We take great strength from knowing that his final gift was his greatest of all – donating his organs to save six people – giving so much joy and hope to other families.
“He will always be treasured by us and by everyone who knew him and we are immensely proud of the man he was.”
Richard, who lived in London, travelled to Poland on June 9.
While travelling to his accommodation in an electric tourist vehicle, he dropped his sunglasses.
As he leaned out to try and pick them up, he fell out and hit his head.
He received emergency treatment at the scene before being rushed to Krakow University Hospital.
Richard had emergency surgery to stem the bleed on his brain and was placed into a coma as medics battled to save his life.
However, on Tuesday, doctors at the hospital, along with specialists in the UK, pronounced him clinically dead.
In his final hours, Richard donated his organs to Polish patients in desperate need of treatment, with the hospital confirming he helped six people.
Richard, originally from Kenilworth, Warks, worked as the sales and marketing director at Timex Group UK, having previously worked for retail giant Amazon.
He was a keen footballer and golfer, and only two months ago watched Coventry City beat Oxford United in the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley.
Gavin Crilly-McKean, Senior Vice President International, on behalf of Timex Group UK said: “We are devastated by the tragic news at the loss of Richard and pass our sincere condolences to his family at this difficult time.”