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Tributes paid to retired Watford General Hospital radiologist Jim Cashman killed in crash
Tributes have been paid to a retired Watford General Hospital radiologist after he died during a motorcycle tour of Italy.
Dr Jim Cashman, 67, who was employed by the hospital for 19 years, was killed when his vehicle collided with a van on Saturday, September 15.
Motorcycle trekking and restoration were his hobbies outside of work, and he was taking part in an annual tour with six friends when the acccident happened.
Colleagues at the hospital described Dr Cashman, originally from New Zealand, as "well known with a unique sense of humour which he used to put patients at ease".
He will be missed greatly not only by his friends and patients but throughout the hospital.
Nick Tessier, superintendent CT radiographer and a close friend, said: "Jim was very well respected and will be missed. "He was a passionate motor cyclist and a highly skilled mechanic who enjoyed restoring post-classic motor bikes and was looking forward to his annual European tour."