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Biker who died in Whittle-le-Woods crash is named

Posted on - 25th November, 2018 - 8:08pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News, Roads, Transport
Matthew Gebarowski
Matthew Gebarowski

Tributes have been paid to a biker who died after a crash in Whittle-le-Woods.

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Matthew Gebarowski suffered serious injuries to his head after a collision with a car on Preston Road (A6).

Lancashire Police confirmed the 28-year-old died in Royal Preston Hospital on Saturday (24 November) four days after the crash.

A friend of Mr Gebarowski, who asked not to be named, told Blog Preston: “His death is a sorrow to our hearts.

“He was a good and always happy young man.

“It’s a tragedy to all of us what has just happened and we want him to be as close to his family.”

A fundraising page was set up to initially fly Mr Gebarowski back to Poland for further treatment and to be near his family, this money will now be put towards funeral costs and transporting his body back to his native Poland. More than £1,000 has already been raised.

Mateusz Mateo who set up the fundraising page posted: “His sudden death in such a young age left just sorrow in our hearts, but we will always remember him as a joyful and helpful friend. May the God embrace you in his arms. Someday we will meet again on the heavenly highway.”

The keen biker, from Clayton Brook, died after colliding with a Mini Cooper at the junction with Cow Well lane at 7.55am.

The driver of the Mini, a 21-year-old man from Chorley, was not injured.

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the crash.

Sergeant Tracey Ward said: “My thoughts first and foremost, are with the young man’s family at this incredibly sad time.

“We are continuing to appeal for witnesses and are working to establish exactly what happened.

“If you have any information and haven’t already spoken to us, please get in touch.”

Read more: Man dies on the M55 and two children injured

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0196 of November 21.

Donations to the appeal can be made on the Justgiving website.

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