06:02AM, Thursday 29 May 2014
Amir Kabal, owner of On Time Cars in Queen Street has said that Owen Fulton who worked as a taxi driver at the firm since it opened eight years ago was ‘like part of the family.’
Owen, 40, fell from the Hines Meadow Car Park near Sainsbury’s on Tuesday.
Mr Kabal says he was a dedicated worker.
He said: “He was the most reliable, honest and hard working guy.
“Only on Sunday we were laughing together.
“We are missing him really badly.”
Owen was a plane enthusiast and according to colleague Syd Mahmud, who works as an account manager, he was often on websites looking at planes.
“He was really clever,” he said.
“Often he would come into the office and have a chat with us.
“We are still very shocked that this has happened.”
Owen, who lived in Grenfell Road and was a previous resident of Queen Street, was airlifted to St George’s Hospital, a major acute hospital.
Employees from the firm visited the hospital in Tooting on Tuesday.
Office manager Kiran Khalid said: “When we saw him in hospital we thought there might be some hope because he was still breathing.
“He was popular and he had a lot of regular customers who have got really upset when we tell them what’s happened.
“Everyone is missing him.”
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