A FAMILY has paid tribute to a father-of-two who has died after being seriously injured when he was struck by a bus.
Martin Keith Griffiths, 59, was rushed to Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool after the accident on the A41 at Backford near Chester on Monday, September 23.
He spent three weeks in the hospital but police have now confirmed he has sadly died.
Mr Griffiths lived in Guilden Sutton with his wife Gina and had two children, Matthew and Lauren.
A keen sportsman who played football, tennis and cricket, Mr Griffiths was associated with Chester Nomads FC and Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club, where his children played.
Lauren went on to represent Cheshire and played for England as a wicketkeeper.
Mr Griffiths also leaves behind his parents Doreen and Keith.
His family have issued a statement which reads: “Martin Keith Griffiths sadly passed away on Friday, October 11 following a road accident. Martin, who lived his whole life in Chester was known as a keen sportsman playing football, tennis and cricket. He was closely linked to Boughton Hall CC and Chester Nomads FC.
“Aged 59, he leaves behind his wife Gina, children Matthew and Lauren and parents Doreen and Keith. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.”
Emergency services were called to the north-bound carriageway of the A41, close to the Ellesmere Port turn-off, at 8.45am on September 23.
Police say the accident is no longer being investigated.