Tributes paid to biker who died in Grimsargh crash

Posted on - 23rd March, 2017 - 8:07am | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, Preston News, Roads, Transport
John Marsden
John Marsden was a keen biker

Family members have paid tribute to a biker who died in a crash on the outskirts of Preston.

John Marsden, 51, was riding in Cumeragh Lane near Grimsargh when the crash happened.

The Longridge man died at the scene after he collided with a white Ford Transit van.

His family have released a statement.

They said: “We wish to express our deep sorrow following the tragic death of a dearly loved husband, father, son, brother and uncle.

“John will be sadly missed by so many. He was one of life’s truly lovely guys. He was a top bloke, always had a smile. A close friend summed up John with these words

“John to me was a most solid and dependable guy. Someone who I trusted on the other end of a rope in the most exposed and extreme situations imaginable.”

Preston Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the crash which happened on Friday 10 March at 3.25pm.

The crash happened where Back Lane meets Cumeragh Lane Pic: Google
The crash happened where Back Lane meets Cumeragh Lane Pic: Google

Sergeant Claire Pearson from the Road Policing Team said: “A man unfortunately died as a result of this tragic incident and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this incredibly sad and difficult time.

“If you saw anything during or in the lead up to this collision, please make contact with us as it will no doubt assist us with our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting incident reference 861 of March 10th.

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