THE daughters of a man who died when a car collided with his mobility scooter in Kidderminster have described him as a "true gentleman with a great sense of humour".

Clement Dalley, from Kidderminster, passed away in hospital on Monday, aged 78 - a day after the crash on the carriageway near to the A456 at Crossley Retail Park.

Mr Dalley was well-known in the Wyre Forest area for running the family seed merchant business, Dalley Seeds, which was opened by his grandfather and former mayor, also named Clement Dalley, in 1880.

He was born in Abberley and grew up with his three sisters at The Cedars, now KEMP Hospice in Kidderminster.

Mr Dalley attended university in Bristol before starting his career at the family business.

When Dalley Seeds folded in the 1960s due to growing competition from supermarkets, Mr Dalley became a financial advisor, later working in Kidderminster until he retired.

He married his partner Anne Harvey in 1969 and the pair had two children together.

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Paying tribute to her father, daughter Nicky Dalley described him as a "country gentleman", who in his younger years enjoyed hunting, shooting and fishing.

"We don't want our dad to be remembered as the man who died on his scooter," she said. "He will always be remembered by the people who knew him as a true gentleman with a great sense of humour.

"He was a very generous man and was well-educated. He was the life and soul of the family.

"There was nothing he liked more than going to the pub and having a drink or going shooting.

"He was stubborn and opinionated and he valued respect."

Family friend Angela Brockway said Mr Dalley was a "determined" man, who "left his mark wherever he went".

After being diagnosed with diabetes, Mr Dalley lost both of his legs below the knees - but never lost his sense of humour.

Oldest daughter Jo Liggitt said: "Since our mum passed away, life had been quite unkind to him.

"When he lost his second leg, he moved to Arch Hill Court care home in Kidderminster, but he never moaned or complained.

"He had three grandchildren and he loved his family."

Mr Dalley's daughters have thanked emergency services for trying to save their father, and plan to collect donations for the Midland Air Ambulance at the funeral, which is yet to be arranged.

They said they do not blame anyone for Mr Dalley's death, describing it as "nothing more than an accident".

A police investigation into Mr Dalley's death is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call West Mercia Police on 101, quoting 300s.