Tributes paid after Cowdenbeath pensioner dies in crash

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A pensioner from Cowdenbeath died following a crash on the A1, police have confirmed.

John Nisbet (72) sustained fatal injuries after his black London cab collided with a van on the Southbound carriageway on Sunday.

In a statement Mr Nisbet’s son, Eddie said: “It goes without saying that as a family we are utterly heartbroken by my father’s recent passing.

“The warmth, humour, generosity and compassion that John brought to the lives of his family and friends is truly immeasurable. His loss has left a void that will be impossible to fill.

“His doting wife, Gaye, will forever cherish their 32 years of marriage after falling in love at first sight. He was her hero, her best friend and ultimately her life - her heart will forever belong to him.

He continued: “A huge personality in golfing, taxi driving and snooker circles across the city, he left an indelible mark on a vast amount of people.

“We have been overwhelmed by the depth of sentiment that has been expressed to us over the past days. We are now getting a true feel for just how popular and well-loved he is, which has offered us a huge amount of comfort.”

The incident, which also involved a Peugeot Boxer van, happened on the southbound carriageway of the A1 between the Old Craighall and Wallyford Junctions.

Inquiries into the full circumstances surrounding the crash are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact police immediately on 101.