A man who died after being hit by a lorry on Christmas Eve has been described as “selfless, kind and generous.”
Ragnall resident Mr Dave Harris, who was 33, passed away after the incident on the A57 at Dunham-on-Trent, at around 3.40am.
His mother, Anne Harris, and fiancé of 10 years, Alex Postolowsky, said: “Dave was a popular and adored character with a large group of friends. He was selfless, kind and generous.
“He was open-minded, hard-working and a tolerant individual who had a thirst for knowledge, particularly on world affairs.
“He was an animal lover and was always the first to help someone in need, even if it was an inconvenience or (it) put him at risk.
“He was a great outdoors enthusiast, which developed from him being a dedicated member of 1st Woodbeck Scouts group. He loved climbing and kayaking.
“He had travelled worldwide, including Vietname, Cambodia, Laos, Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia and New Zealand.
“Dave was a very caring and doting son and since his father died three years ago he had greatly supported and helped his mother.”
Dave had graduated from the University of Lincoln with a degree in business studies, before working for several years as a software engineer.
Recently, he had started a new job at Nigel Appleyard Pressure Washing Services.