Colleagues Pay Tribute To Man Who Died In A14 Crash

AN Isleham man who died in a horrific crash on the A14 has been described as a tremendous and highly valued man by friends and work colleagues in a series of personal tributes this week. Friends were quick to pay tribute to 53-year-old grandfather Simon

AN Isleham man who died in a horrific crash on the A14 has been described as a "tremendous and highly valued" man by friends and work colleagues in a series of personal tributes this week.

Friends were quick to pay tribute to 53-year-old grandfather Simon Bendall, who died after his Vauxhall Astra was involved in a four-vehicle smash on the Milton stretch of the busy A14 on Thursday morning.

Mr Bendall, 53, of Robins Close, was a support tutor at Cambridge Regional College for 20 years and was believed to have been on his way to work when his vehicle collided with an articulated lorry, a black Mercedes and a silver Renault Clio at about 8.40am.

Rick Dearing principal at CRC, lead the tributes: "Simon was a tremendous man and a highly valued colleague who worked in a variety of areas in the college over the last 20 years, he said.


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"Very many students have been helped by his careful tutoring and immense support, and he will be greatly missed by all. He was always cheerful, and thoroughly appreciated by his colleagues and students."

"Our thoughts and prayers are particularly with his family and very close colleagues today."

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Mick Jones, assistant head of the Construction Academy, who worked alongside Simon, also paid tribute: "Simon was dedicated to the learners, inviting them in at lunchtime or when the term had finished to complete outstanding work. He was friendly and very approachable, willing to stop his work and listen," he said.

"His positivity shone through and encompassed all who worked around him or knew him. He had the utmost respect for the learners and they respected him, as did all members of staff"

INFO: Police are appealing for witnesses to the crash and anyone who has any information is asked to contact Inspector Alan Page on 0345 4564564.

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