Tributes have been paid to an 89-year-old man who died after an accident with a car.

Norman Frost was crossing Bingley Road, Saltaire, while returning from a friend's house when the accident happened.

He was taken to Bradford Royal Infirmary where he died on Tuesday.

The father-of-four was well-known in Bradford and Shipley, especially to customers of Rimmington's chemist on Bridge Street in Bradford, where he worked from the age of 14 for 70 years.

His dedication was reported in the Telegraph & Argus in 1991 when he celebrated 60 years of working for the company.

Following his retirement at the age of 84 the Bradford-born grandfather and great-grandfather began writing a book of anecdotes about his experiences at the pharmacy.

As well as making medicines for the people of Bradford, Mr Frost, who lived in Shipley, also put his medical knowledge to use during the Second World War when he served in the operating theatre of the Royal Army Medical Corps.

His eldest daughter Norma Potter said her father, a widower, had been an intelligent, brave and calm man who had gone on the boats to Dunkirk to evacuate the injured.

"He had to lie across the wounded to protect them, they actually laid across these patients to protect them from machine gun fire," she said.

Norma, the eldest of Mr Frost's children, was joined by brother Louis Frost and younger sister Jackie Homer in paying tribute to their father.

They said their brother Gerard Frost would also miss their father terribly.

"My dad not only looked after people in the army, he spent his whole life looking after people. He looked after my mum because she was blind all her life," Jackie said.

The family said their father's caring nature would also be missed at St John of God nursing home on St Bede's Close in Thornton, Bradford, where he was a regular visitor and donor.

The nursing home, which looks after people with severe physical and learning disabilities, will benefit from a collection at Mr Frost's funeral, which is yet to be arranged. A big fan of walking and travelling, particularly in Britain, Louis said his father had a passion for life.

"He absolutely loved his holidays. He was always planning one," he said.

Until he died Mr Frost, who was an avid Bradford City supporter, had retained his "dry sense of humour", making jokes with the nursing staff at the Bradford Royal Infirmary.

"They were lovely to him on that ward, and they were very good to us," Norma said.

His children all agreed that, despite his age, their father's social life had been packed with visits to see friends and family.

"He was very well known in Bradford and Shipley. He loved life and lived it to the full," Norma said.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision between Mr Frost and a blue Volvo V70 estate.

The accident happened at 7.48pm on Saturday at the junction of Bingley Road and Grosvenor Road. Anyone with information should contact Keighley Roads Policing Unit on (01535) 617059 or the Keighley Helpdesk on (01535) 617059.