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Leo Moran, 44, was today named as the second victim of the horror crashes and died after being hit by a vehicle on Gosford Street on Sunday morning. A 33-year-old man has been arrested and detained under the Mental Health Act. A family statement issued through West Midlands Police said: “We are completely heartbroken at the loss of Leo, who was taken from us so soon.” ‘Leo was an incredible son, brother, uncle and friend to many, he brought so much laughter and fun to all of our lives. ‘We are now giving the police time to give us the answers we need to understand how and why this happened. “This will be the only public statement we will make.” Another man, hospital worker Joel Carriedo, 47, also died after being hit by the same vehicle on Woodway Lane shortly afterwards, while cycling home from his night shift. Emergency services attended the scene but could do nothing to save any of the men despite the efforts of doctors. A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder and has since been committed under the Mental Health Act.
Leo Moran was 44 years old.
Yesterday, Joel’s family paid tribute to the “kind and gentle” father-of-two who worked as a healthcare assistant at Coventry and Warwickshire University Hospitals. They said: ‘Joel was a loving husband and father of two, who worked very hard as a healthcare assistant at Coventry and Warwickshire University Hospitals. “He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. We thank the entire community for their continued support during this very difficult time. “May he rest in peace and may God bless his soul.” Professor Andy Hardy, chief executive of University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust, said: “Everyone at the Trust is shocked and saddened by this tragic news. ‘Joel’s passion for caring for others shone through in everything he did and left a lasting impression on the patients and families he came into contact with. ‘Although his work was a great source of pride, it was evident to all who knew Joel that the role he enjoyed most was that of being a loving husband and father to his two beloved children.
“Joel will be deeply missed by all and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this difficult time.” Police said another pedestrian who was hit on Gosford Street was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Owner Barry Dean, 71, previously told how the car crashed into this house while he was sitting watching Match of the Day. The grandfather-of-two, a retired builder, said: “I was relaxing and catching up on football watching match of the day when I heard this almighty boom.” ‘You can imagine the shock when the car crashed into the house. I was just wondering what just happened. I was shocked. ‘Luckily I wasn’t hurt, but all my walls have come down. He has just entered facing the porch and the living room wall. West Midlands Police say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident and are not treating it as terrorism-related. Police have asked anyone with information that could assist the investigation to contact the force on 101, quoting incident 854 of September 3.