Man who died in St Albans quad bike crash named

Neill Dixon

Neill Dixon - Credit: Archant

Family members of father-of-two Neill Dixon, who died after being thrown from a quad bike in an accident in St Albans, have paid tribute to him.

Neill, 40, died after the accident which occurred around 6pm on Sunday, May 1, in Harpenden Road close to the junction with Francis Avenue.

He lived in North Mymms with his partner Sarah Savino, whom he met in 1993, and children Jack, 19, and Lily, 12.

The family had moved there six month ago and Neill had a successful career recruiting for investment banks in the City of London.

Outside of work, he enjoyed watching Jack and Lily play football and was always the loudest supporter on the touchline.

He had a close-knit group of friends and family with whom he loved spending time and was known as the practical joker amongst them. A keen cook, Neill loved to be in the kitchen and liked nothing more than having friends and family round for dinner.

Sarah said: “Neill wore his heart on his sleeve and always told everyone how much they meant to him. People often say they wish they had told people how much they meant to them more often, but Neill always did just that.

“He doted on me and the kids and did everything for us. He was very selfless, it was always for us. We were a good team.

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“We are grateful for the many messages of support and well wishes we have received over the past week.”

Her parents Hannah and Tony said that they could not have asked for a better man to look after their daughter and his sister, also called Sarah, 37, to whom he was very close, especially after their mother Carol passed away, said: “He really looked after me while I was growing up.”

Neill’s dad Peter added: “He was always at his happiest when he had his family around him.”

Neill was taken to Luton and Dunstable Hospital by air ambulance after the accident in which he is believed to have suffered severe head injuries but he suffered a cardiac arrest and subsequently died.

* The cyclist who died in a collision in Chiswell Green on Thursday, April 28, has been named as Lyubomir Paskalev aged 39.

Police have confirmed that he lived in Chiswell Green and is originally from Bulgaria but other than saying he had a family they have released no more details.

The accident occurred at around 9.45pm on the A405 North Orbital Road when Mr Paskalev was in collision with a blue Ford Focus driven by a 33-year-old man who was uninjured.