Tribute To Motorcyclist Killed In Worcestershire Collision
The family of Thomas Matthew Edwards, who died in a road traffic collision near Stourport last week, have paid tribute to him describing him as a ‘lovable rogue'.
Thomas, aged 23 and from the Stourport area, died after the motorbike he was riding collided with a Land Rover on Friday, 11 May.
Thomas was a dedicated father to his son, Charlie from a previous relationship. His current girlfriend, Danielle, is expecting Thomas's baby, a little girl they have already named Summer.
Thomas was known to his family and friends as ‘Nut-Job' because of the zany person he was. He was a loving son to father Matthew and mother Sarah. He cared very much for his step-mother Lisa, sisters Julie and Megan, and brothers Jamie and Tobias.
Thomas worked abroad in Germany, Italy and France in the construction industry before a summer as a rep in Zante and the family have been touched by the countless messages they have received from all over the world.
Thomas was never work-shy or lacking confidence. He completed a catering course at Worcester, where his ability as a chef was highly commended.
There was no such word as ‘can't' in Thomas's vocabulary. He was a colourful character who lived life to the full. It goes without saying that he will be greatly missed by all his family and everyone who knew him.
PC Nick Gimbert is investigating the circumstances of the collision. He said: "This was a tragic incident in which a young man lost his life, and our thoughts go out to Thomas' family and friends.
"The collision took place at around 5.20pm on Friday, 11 May on the A451 between Dunley and Great Witley.
"It appears Thomas was travelling towards Dunley when he came off his black Yamaha motorcycle. A silver Land Rover - which was travelling in the opposite direction towards Great Witley - then collided with Thomas.
"We are still appealing for witnesses in relation to this incident and I would urge anyone who saw what happened to call us on 0300 333 3000 quoting 491S 110512."