Tributes to motorcyclist killed in lorry crash

Motorcyclist John Dalton who died in a crash with a lorry
Motorcyclist John Dalton who died in a crash with a lorry

The family of the Wigan motorcyclist who died after a crash with a lorry have paid tribute to a “loving son and brother”.

Describing how he had “his whole life ahead of him”, the family of John Dalton have spoken of their grief.

He was warm and kind hearted and liked by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him

The family of John Dalton

The Standish 20-year-old died on Wednesday night after the collision on Course Lane in Newburgh.

Emmergency services were called at around 10.15pm after it’s believed John had been riding a Yamaha motorbike eastbound on the road when the bike collided with a lorry travelling in the opposite direction.

He was treated by paramedics but sadly passed away.

The driver of the lorry, a 41-year-old man from Ormskirk, was uninjured.

The road was closed for more than four hours while accident investigators attended the scene.

In an emotional tribute, John’s family said: “There are no words to describe the pain and devastation we feel as a family.

“John Francis Dalton was a loving son and brother, with his whole life ahead of him.

“He was full of life and enthusiasm and always made us laugh.

“He was warm and kind hearted and liked by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

“We want to thank everyone for their kind words of support at this difficult time and we would also wish to thank the police and paramedics, including an off duty doctor who was driving behind the accident, for all their help trying to save John at the scene that night.

“This tragic accident has left a hole in the heart of our family that can never be filled.”