June 10, 2019 9.54 am This story is over 29 months old

Tributes paid to motorbike crash victim, 23

The family said that it has “ripped them apart”

Tributes have been paid to a 23-year-old man who sadly lost his life in a crash near Saxilby.

Richard Arbon has been named locally as the motorcycle rider who was involved in a collision with a car on Thursday, June 6.

Lincolnshire Police closed off the A57 just outside the city centre and an air ambulance rushed Richard to the hospital.

He died from his injuries and many have paid tribute to him, including close family and friends.

“I’m sad to report that the biker who died in this accident was our son Richard,” said Dave Arbon on The Lincolnite‘s Facebook page. “It has ripped us apart at this time.

“Whilst we have no details at this time, we pray it was quick and he will be missed by many people, especially within the biking fraternity and the Halfway Heroes MCC in which he was a member.”

Rebecca Louise Tietze also said: “Rest in peace Richard I can’t believe you’re gone. I am going to miss you. You are now our guardian angel. Sweet dreams I love you.”

A tribute from biker to biker.

Darren Crowther said: “I am so sorry to hear about your tragic loss. Richard was a loved member of the St John Ambulance service.

“As the manager of the unit Richard attended I extend the deepest sympathies from Richard’s St John family.”

Lots of people commented to give their condolences to Richard’s family and others recalled the efforts people made to save his life.

Tom Day said: “I’m so so sorry for your loss. I drove past the scene earlier, it must have been just as it happened. People were trying their hardest to resuscitate and help him.

“My thoughts are truly with you at this difficult time.”

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