Man knocked down on Christmas Eve in Fife is named


A PEDESTRIAN who tragically died on Christmas Eve in Fife after being struck by a car has been named by police and has been described as a “gentle giant” by his family.

Jerzy Dudek, 43, from Burntisland died after being hit by a car on the A921 eastbound between Burntisland and Kinghorn at around 6.45pm on Christmas Eve.

The father and grandfather moved to Scotland five years ago from Poland and was later followed by his family.

He worked as a scaffolder at Bi Fab in Burntisland and was highly thought off by his colleagues.

His family have issued a tribute through Fife Constabulary which says: “Jerzy will be remembered as a family man, husband, father, grandfather and brother, who loved his family.

“We are devastated with his tragic and sudden death, no time is easy to lose a loved one, in particular at a time when families are meant to be together.
“Jerzy always spoke highly of his colleagues and ‘Gaffer’ and they could count on him to get the job done.

“His colleagues have told the family that Jerzy would always talk about his family, taking his laptop to work, showing pictures of the family and was very proud of them.
“A tall man, Jerzy had a big heart, he was a gentle giant, who quickly relaxed people in his presence, introducing himself and others making conversation, allowing everyone to feel welcome and happy in his company, he was always friendly, polite and sincere to everyone, never walking past anyone in the street without acknowledging them.

“Jerzy was a happy man and had in sharing this with others, making people laugh and smile from his stories, jokes and actions.”