Cardiff: Delivery driver ‘hit by his own stolen van’ dies in hospital | UK News

Mark Lang and his white van that hit him

Mark Lang has been described by his partner as a ‘good man with lots of love’ (Pictures PA/Matthew Horwood)

A delivery driver who was allegedly hit by his own van after it was stolen has died in hospital.

Mark Lang, 54, suffered serious injuries in the collision in Cardiff on March 28 and was taken to the University Hospital of Wales.

South Wales Police issued a statement today saying he had died.

His partner thanked the emergency services and paid tribute to “a good man who has a lot of love to give.”

Cyncoed’s Mr Lang was delivering parcels on Laytonia Avenue in Cathays, Cardiff, shortly before the incident.

He was reportedly hit by his white van on North Road after it was allegedly stolen around 12.49pm.

Mr Lang’s partner, who was not named in the police release, said: “It’s difficult to put into words how each of us is feeling.

“I don’t think we’ll ever get over something so brutal and ultimately pointless.

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 28: Police attend an incident involving a white van outside Cathays High School on North Road on March 28, 2023 in Cardiff, Wales. A man was arrested after a courier was hit and pulled under the van he was using to deliver packages. The incident happened on the North Road, one of the main roads into Cardiff, on Tuesday afternoon. It has left a 54-year-old man at the University Hospital of Wales with serious injuries. A 39-year-old man is in police custody. South Wales Police said the white van was stolen before the vehicle caught the victim.

The white van said to belong to Mr Lang but had been stolen before hitting him (Image: Matthew Horwood)

“Our thanks go to all the emergency services who did their best to get him back to us, the local people who gathered around him and called for help and all the Heath staff who made sure his final days were safe were pleasant and who worked tirelessly to help him and the family.

His partner said it was reassuring to see so much “love and support from people who knew him,” including “friends, colleagues, old teammates, as well as clients and their dogs.”

“We were showered with nice words and when we noticed, we spoke to him about it. Suppose he was aware of your kind words and delighted to hear them.

“Mark was a good man who had a lot of love to give. He stopped by in the early hours of the morning, surrounded by his family. Peaceful. Comfortable. loved. He will be sorely missed.’

Christopher Elgifari, 31, from Aberdare, previously appeared before Cardiff Crown Court charged with attempted murder.

Elgifari has been remanded in custody and will next appear in court in May.

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Justin Scaccy

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