Tim King, 50, father of two, was trying to save a dog that had walked onto a carriageway in Kent on Monday when he was struck and killed by a passing car.

King was on his way to his job at Stephen James BMW Ruxley when he saw the dog and immediately rushed to help it.

After being hit by a car, paramedics tried to revive him at the scene when he was pronounced dead.

Local London Music Legend

King was an vital part of the London music scene in the nineties, helping set up XTC RADIO and GHOST, one of the original underground trance nightclubs.

A DJ at Fabric, Carl Nicholson, who has preformed alongside Fatboy Slim, Chemical Brothers and others, defined King as having been “inspirational to me and loads of other DJs — he was absolutely integral to the London scene in the Nineties. He was deeply passionate about his music. He was one of the good guys.”

Friends and Family Mourn a “Good Man”

Rob Parish, a close friend, commented for the family, saying, “Tim rushed into the road to save a dog that had strayed into the carriageway, which is typically the sort of thing that he would do.

“He always thought of others before himself. In the 25 years I have known him he has never said a bad word about anyone.”

Harrowing Scene

Some co-workers witnessed the accident, describing the scene as shocking and tragic, still shaken up by the events that unfolded.

They took to social media to express praise and mourn their colleague. One post read, “Such a noble deed from such a noble person. And a really lovely guy with a heart of gold.

Another said, “He was a good friend who will be very dearly missed by all of us at Stephen James.”

The driver of the car that hit King is currently helping police with their ongoing investigation into what is being considered an accident.

Did you witness the incident? Do you have any information? Call:
Roads and Transport Policing Command
020 8285 1574 or
Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111