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Family pay tribute to motorcyclist killed in St Helens Road collision

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The motorcyclist who died following a road traffic collision on St Helen’s Road in Swansea on Friday 2 December has been named as nineteen-year-old Alex Lewis from Cockett.

Alex’s family has paid tribute to him, saying: “Alex was the kindest most caring and loving person you could ever meet. He was a quiet person but never failed to make friends where-ever he went. He had a smile that would light up a room and would always make you laugh.

“He had a large number of friends from childhood to work colleagues and worked hard to buy the things he loved, one of which was his pride and joy motorcycle. He enjoyed going out on rides both with his mates and alone to watch the sunsets.

“We have received many many messages and tributes from friends and family.

“Alex will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him so very much, he leaves a hole in our lives which will never be filled. Rip Alex our beautiful boy we will love you forever XXX.

“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the emergency services who attended the scene of the accident and especially the ambulance crew and paramedics who tried so hard to save him. Thank you.

“If anyone has any information or dash cam footage, please inform the police.”

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The collision, which took place at around 8pm on Friday (2 December) involved a blue Yamaha motorcycle and a white Toyota Prius car.

South Wales Police is continuing to investigate the collision and is appealing to anyone who has not yet come forward and who may have witnessed the collision, or who may have any dash-cam footage of the incident, or who witnessed the manner of driving of both vehicles prior to the collision.

As the collision took place after an attempted traffic stop by Police, the incident has been referred to the Independent Office for Police, who are carrying out a separate independent investigation relating to police contact prior to and after the collision.

(Lead image: South Wales Police)

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