Tributes paid after Norwich motorcyclist, 18, dies in crash with lorry

The floral tributes at the scene of the accident on the A1065 near the Desert Rats Memorial at Mundf

The floral tributes at the scene of the accident on the A1065 near the Desert Rats Memorial at Mundford. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

Tributes have been paid to a teenage motorcyclist who died when his bicycle was involved in a crash with a lorry.

The 18-year-old who died in the crash on the A1065 at Mundford, near Thetford, is believed to be from Norwich.

Emergency services were called to the crash, near the Desert Rat Memorial, at about 6.45am on Saturday. Norfolk police confirmed the motorcyclist had died at the scene.

The tragedy happened less than four weeks after two motorcyclists died in a crash between Hales and Haddiscoe.

Just last month, the mother of 38-year-old motorcyclist David Holmes, who died on the A47 at Honingham, took the brave decision to share footage shot during her son's fatal crash, in an attempt to save others from the heartache she has been through.


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Following Saturday's tragedy. the road was closed in both directions, between the Mundford roundabout and the Bodney junction. It re-opened shortly after 12.30pm.

Flowers and wreaths have been left at the scene. Friends of the dead motorcyclist, understood to be a former pupil at City College Norwich and Ormiston Victory Academy in Costessey, paid tribute on social media.

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One friend tweeted: 'Things will never be the same without u bruv. U will always be in all of our hearts. I'm just so glad I was ur friend. RIP.'

Another said: 'I can still remember when we was at school just not having a care in the world and now you're gone mate! #GoneButNeverForgotten'

Police have appealed for information. They want to hear from anyone who saw the crash, or who has information about the driving manner of either vehicle beforehand.

People living near the crash scene said it was an accident blackspot. One man, who did not want to be named, said: 'There have been several accidents on this road. We have had the air ambulance over here in the past.'

Anyone with information should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team on 101.

• Do you want to pay tribute to the young man who died? Call reporter Dan Grimmer on 01603 772375 or email dan.grimmer@archant.co.uk

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