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Tributes are paid after death of motorcyclist

David Leech, 59 from Leyland, died following a collision with purple Citroen Picasso on Leyland Way at the junction with Bow Brook Road, in November

David Leech, 59 from Leyland, died following a collision with purple Citroen Picasso on Leyland Way at the junction with Bow Brook Road, in November

 

A family has paid tribute to a motorcyclist who died following a collision with a car in Leyland.

Proud granddad David Leech, 59, died in hospital two weeks after the crash on the junction of Leyland Way and Bow Brook Road on Thursday, November 14.

The former Leyland Motors worker had suffered a fractured hip and leg, and was treated at Royal Preston Hospital before being transferred to Wigan Hospital a fortnight later.

He was successfully operated on but developed ‘complications’ after the operation and passed away at 5pm on Wednesday, November 27.

His wife Elaine and daughters Angela, Gillian and Diane said: “David lived in Leyland all his life and was well known for driving his three wheeler; it was red with ‘do it sober’ on the mud flaps.

“David had many passions and one of these was to ride his motorbike.

“He and Elaine spent many days enjoying bike rides.

“He became a granddad to William in 2011 and couldn’t have been prouder.

“William adored his granddad and would always associate him with his motorbike.

“David grew up on Wade Hall and on leaving Wellfield High School went into engineering and worked at Leyland Motors, until joining the prison service in 1990 at the age of 36 at Wymott Prison.

“David had also worked as a Police Special patrolling the streets of Leyland.

“He will be sadly missed.”

Police are appealing for witnesses about the incident, which involved a purple Citroen Picasso.

Call 101 with any details.

 

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