Tribute to man who has died following collision in Harnham Road, Salisbury

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The family of a man who sadly died following a collision in Harnham Road, Salisbury, have paid tribute to him.

John Patrick Keogh, 58, of Salisbury, died in hospital following the collision with a livestock lorry on Tuesday 15 August 2017.

His family have released the following tribute:

“John Patrick Keogh was born into this world on St Patricks Day 1959. He unfortunately suffered a devastating reaction to a childhood injection, which left him with a permanant learning disability.

“John had difficulties whilst living in London due to his learning disability so it was decided that John and his family would move to Wiltshire. This relocation happened three and a half years ago, and this started a new venture of independent living for John. It was from this that we found our new extended family, INSPIRE, who willingly took John into their arms, where he flourished through their expertise, patience and overall kindness for our son and brother.

“On Tuesday 15 August in Salisbury John had a road traffic accident where he was transferred to Southampton Neurological Centre who fought hard to save John's life but unfortunately he gave up the battle on Saturday 26 August 2017. But from this there is light as John was an organ donor, and on the same day as John's passing he gave two people a new lease of life. At last John became the hero we always knew he was.

“We would like to thank Southampton Neurological Team for their hard work and determination in trying to save John's life and finally to the incredible INSPIRE team who truly are the nearest thing to angels.”

Our thoughts are with John’s family, who have asked for privacy at this difficult time.

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