HEARTFELT tributes have been paid to a Netherton father with a "heart of gold" who was killed in a road accident last weekend.

James Driver-Fisher died after he was hit by two cars on Saltwells Road just after midnight on Sunday morning.

The tragedy happened just days before his 38th birthday.

His heartbroken family have paid loving tribute to James, who they have described as "an amazing, caring, loving, and funny man."

James's sister Hannah Fisher, said: "He had a heart of gold, was always the life of the party, and loved his family more than anything.

"He was an amazing, caring, loving, and funny man who always had time for anyone that many of us looked up to.

"You were 1 in a billion.

"You were everything and more. All you ever wanted was family. To have your own and to be around them. You created a family of friends that idolise you. You are so much to everyone of those people and life will truly never be the same without you.

"Our hero, our idol, our brother, our friend."

James was a journalist at the Midland News Association, publishers of the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

An avid Aston Villa fan, he also ran marathons to raise money for the John Taylor Hospice who cared for his late father.

Police were called to the scene of the crash on Saltwells Road at the junction with Cradley Road at around 12.40am on Sunday October 31.

The drivers of both cars stayed at the scene to help police with their enquiries and no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information - including dash cam or CCTV footage – can contact police via Live Chat or call 101 and quote log number 117 of 31/10/21.