POIGNANT tributes have been paid to a dad who died in a road tragedy.
Relatives said Alan Hellyer, 55, will be remembered for his smile and his willingness to help others.
As reported in The News, Mr Hellyer, of Wakefords Way, Havant, suffered fatal head injuries after his motorbike was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Astra on the A3 near Queen Elizabeth Country Park on the evening of Friday, September 9.
His family said he was returning home from visiting his mother Yvonne, who was staying in hospital in Petersfield.
In a statement his family said: ‘Alan was a special person who lived with his only daughter, Abbie-Louise, 15, with whom he regularly played golf. ‘He also loved fishing, classic cars and visiting the Isle of Wight.
‘His life was one of helping others; he was devoted to his daughter, a dutiful son and a loving brother to Adrian. He was certainly loved by everyone who knew him and will be remembered for the smile he always had on his face.
‘He is sorely missed by Abbie-Louise, Yvonne, Adrian and Simon and his ex-wife, Linda, as well as other family and friends.’
The Astra driver, a 22-year-old woman from Havant, and passenger, a 31-year-old man from Waterlooville, were uninjured.
The driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and was bailed until December, pending further inquiries.
Anyone with information should call Sergeant Adrienne Jerram at Fratton police station on 101.