Tributes paid to Hungarian teen killed in motorcycle smash

Posted on - 21st March, 2012 - 8:01pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Roads
Mihaly Besnyi

Mihaly Besnyi poses on his motorbike

An emotional tribute has been paid by the mother of a motorcylist who lost his life on Preston’s roads today.


Mihaly Besnyi, 17, who lived in Ashton, died in a collision at the junction of Lytham Road and Hardcastle Road in Fulwood.

The incident took place at 12.20pm when Mr Besnyi’s 125cc motorcycle collided with a black Ford Fusion.

His mother, Mihalyne Besnyi, said she was “completely lost” without him.

“My son was only 17 years old he had his whole life ahead of him,” she said, “He loved motorbikes and has done so since I can remember they were his life.

“Like all parents we were apprehensive in allowing him to have one but we could not keep him from his passion so allowed him to get one, little did I know he would be taken from us because of this.

“He was my oldest son of three children and I was so proud of him, he was at college learning English and was doing really well, he wanted to be a mechanic, as he loves fixing things.

“I am completely lost without him and I don’t know how I will cope. We came to England because of my husband’s work and like many people were trying to better ourselves we all worked hard and paid our way but now I feel like i am lost.”

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward who might have seen the incident.

Sergeant Mick Young from the Road Policing Unit said: “We are investigating the circumstances around exactly what has happened and would appeal to anybody that witnessed the collision to come forward and speak with police.”

Anyone with any information should call Lancashire Police on 101.

People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Did you know Mihaly? You can leave your tribute in the comments below.

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