Family release statement following fatal collision in Lichfield
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The family of a 22-year-old man who died following a collision in Lichfield have paid tribute to their ‘cheeky beloved Luke’.
Luke Cotton was riding a black Yamaha motorcycle on Eastern Avenue at 7.30pm on 16 June when there was a collision involving a white Audi.
Sadly, despite the best efforts of paramedics, Luke, from Lichfield, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Luke’s family have released a statement:
“Luke - an amazing young man - loved by many for his zest and passion for life and his ‘can do’ attitude. His energy and enthusiasm were infectious! His aspirations were sky high and his attention to detail, second to none.
“He was a keen motorbike enthusiast, riding with his dad. He loved walking his dogs and they so loved him back!
“He has been a key worker throughout the pandemic and was respected and loved by his work colleagues.
“He had just finished his degree in Geology with Geophysics at Leicester University and was about to embark on his first professional adventure in Greenland.
“He experienced many adventures through Scouts and explorers, where his love for nature, survival and sports was contagious.
“He will be deeply missed by all who knew him and his proud parents and brother wish their cheeky beloved Luke to shine bright forever…”
PC Dave Osborne, of the Staffordshire and West Midlands Serious Collision Investigations Unit, urged witnesses to come forward.
“We would urge anyone who saw the vehicles before the collision, witnessed the collision or has relevant dashcam footage to get in touch.
Anyone with information should contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 668 of 16 June, call 101 or email [email protected]