Friends share memories of crash victim

TRIBUTES were today paid to a 41-year-old man who died after his car overturned on the A137 at Wherstead.

TRIBUTES were today paid to a 41-year-old man who died after his car overturned on the A137 at Wherstead.

Daniel Morgan, of Hollesley Road, Alderton, lost his fight for life on February 24, after sustaining multiple injuries in the crash, which happened four days earlier.

The social worker, who worked as a team leader for the London Borough of Hillingdon, had only recently bought a home in Suffolk.

Jack Mundy, a spokesman for the borough, said: “Daniel will be sadly missed by colleagues and friends across the council. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.

“Daniel joined the London Borough of Hillingdon's (LBH) adult, social care, health and housing department, as a locum assistant team manager in the older people's team in September 2006.

“Daniel was a likeable and conscientious manager. He was a professional in all aspects of his work and was valued by staff and managers alike.

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“In the short time that Daniel worked for LBH he made an excellent contribution to the department's performance.

“He was a respected colleague both in, and outside, of the department.”

Michael Darrall, who had known Mr Morgan for four years after meeting when they worked together at Hackney council, also spoke fondly of his friend.

Mr Darrall said Mr Morgan originally came from Sussex, and added: “Daniel was a good friend and work colleague. I met up with him socially on many occasions, usually once a week.

“He was outgoing and very easy to approach. Daniel had just moved to his present address. He had been looking for a nice, quiet place to live and he had found something.

“Daniel was a very good man. He was a down-to-earth, hands-on, manager who abhorred and eschewed artificial barriers between people. He will always be in my thoughts. I feel deep sorrow for his family's loss.”

Suffolk police are investigating what caused Mr Morgan to lose control of his Audi. The car landed in a ditch on its roof.

Initially the road was closed at the A14 roundabout near the Suffolk Ski Centre as emergency workers attended to Mr Morgan following the accident, which happened around 9pm.

If you want to pay tribute to Mr Morgan telephone The Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324788 or e-mail