Leyland motorcyclist named following fatal collision

POLICE have today named a motorcyclist who sadly died following a collision with a car in Leyland on Thursday 14th November 2013.

David Leech, 59 from Leyland died following a collision with purple Citroen Picasso around 2.35pm on Leyland Way at the junction with Bow Brook Road.

He had suffered a fractured hip and leg and was treated at Royal Preston Hospital before being transferred to Wigan Hospital two weeks later. He was successfully operated on but developed complications after the operation and passed away at 5pm on the 27th November 2013.

Sergeant Steve Wignall from the Force Road Policing Unit said: “Our investigation into this collision is continuing but we still need any witnesses to this collision to contact Lancashire Police on 101.”

His wife Elaine and daughters called Angela, Gillian and Diane have paid tribute to him.

“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 his wife spent many days enjoying bike rides. He became a granddad in 2011 and couldn’t have been prouder. William the grandson adored his granddad and would always associate him with his motorbike.

“He grew up on Wadehall and on leaving Welfield 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 a Police Special patrolling the streets of Leyland. He will be sadly missed.”

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