A father of three is killed after his motorcycle crashes into a tree, and his family pays homage.
A bereaved family paid an emotional tribute today as police identified a Liverpool father-of-three who died after his beloved motorcycle collided with a tree.
Around 2 p.m. on Sunday, police were dispatched to a complaint of an accident on the A59 in Whalley.
A man on a Kawasaki motorcycle was riding with another rider from Clitheroe to Langho in East Lancashire when he came off the roadway and slammed into a tree.
Richard Walters, 56, from Liverpool, was identified by police today.
According to Lancashire Live, he suffered critical injuries and was regrettably pronounced dead at the spot.
Richard “liked going out riding on his motorcycle” and “died doing what he loved,” according to his bereaved relatives.
“Richard Michael Walters was a loving partner to Jan and father to his three children,” according to a statement released by Lancashire Police.
“To his three siblings, he was a caring brother. Not only will his family miss him, but so will his many friends and coworkers.”
“Rest in peace, Ricky,” it concludes.
The other motorbike rider was unharmed, according to police, and the route was halted for five hours while accident investigators investigated.
Sgt Laura Kendall of Lancashire Police’s Tactical Operations is seeking for any witnesses or vehicles with dashcam footage to assist them.
“These are incredibly terrible and unfortunate circumstances, and my thoughts and prayers are with the rider and his family right now,” she said.
“We’re asking anyone who witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage of the incident to come forward.
“Please call 101 citing log 0826 of June 6 if you can assist our inquiries.”