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Tribute to Bournemouth crash victim Robert Matthews

Robert Matthews with his mother Pam
Image caption Robert Matthews had given his mother Pam away at her wedding last year

The family of a man who died after crashing a car into two parked vehicles in Bournemouth said "the world will be a duller place without him".

Robert Matthews, 33, a commercial estimator from Bournemouth, was driving a Volkswagen Golf when he crashed in Southbourne Grove on Monday.

He was taken to hospital where he later died from his injuries.

His family said he had been a "tower of strength" after losing his father six years ago.

He gave his mother Pam away at her wedding last year.

'Popular and clever'

The family said: "He will be sadly missed by his family, his girlfriend's family and his friends - particularly all the boys, who say the world will be a duller place without him.

"Rob was a wonderful son to Pam and has been a tower of strength since losing his father six years ago.

"He was very proud to have given Pam away at her wedding last year.

"He was the best friend to his sister Sarah and he was always at the end of a phone. Rob was the soulmate to Sarah, his girlfriend, who he loved dearly.

"Rob was loved by all who knew him; he was popular, clever and had a great sense of humour."

Police are investigating the incident.

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