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Tributes paid to Robert Symonowicz who died in London Road crash

Posted on - 6th July, 2016 - 11:31am | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston City Centre
Robert with his medal after completing Run Preston. He was a keen distance runner.

Robert with his medal after completing Run Preston. He was a keen distance runner.

The family of a motorcyclist who died in a crash in London Road have paid tribute to him.

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Described as a ‘keen runner’ Robert Symonowicz died in the arms of those who tried to save him on Sunday night.

A picture of Robert completing last year’s Run Preston has been released.

His family said: “Robert Symonowicz has sadly been taken from us at 28 years old. We are devastated at this loss as we believe that Robert still had so much to give in life.

“He was much loved by all who knew him, both his family and friends here in Poland and his many friends and work colleagues in the UK. Robert was always hard working and loved nothing more than joking around with his friends and making them laugh. He worked in the hotel industry and was a keen runner who enjoyed competing in races. He will always be in our hearts.”

Preston Police have added more information to an appeal for witnesses to the incident.

Floral tributes left at the scene to Robert

Floral tributes left at the scene to Robert

Officers investigating the collision are also keen to trace the occupants of a white Vauxhall Astra who may have witnessed the collision. A woman was seen getting out of the passenger side and made a phone call prior to checking on the motorcyclist. The car was moved on to Salmon Street prior to police arrival.

PS Claire Pearson of the Road Policing Unit said: “We are keen to trace the occupants of this white Vauxhall Astra so that we can speak to them and establish what they saw. I would urge them, if they see this appeal, to come forward and contact us as soon as possible. Similarly if anyone witnessed the collision and has not yet spoken to us, please do get in touch.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

A member of the public who tried to save Robert after the crash has written a heartfelt note about the experience.

Did you know Robert? You can pay your respects in the comments below

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