FLORAL tributes adorn the Henley roadside where biker Thomas ‘Eddy’ Edwards lost his life in a crash at the weekend.
The 24-year-old’s Honda motorbike was involved in a collision with a Vauxhall Zafira car on the Stratford Road shortly before 5.30pm on Saturday (May 30).
Members of the public were the first on the scene and rushed to try and save the much-loved young man using CPR.
Emergency services – an ambulance, paramedic area support officer and the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance with a doctor onboard – arrived quickly afterwards to take over the life-saving attempts.
But despite the best efforts of everyone, Mr Edwards, who was in cardiac arrest, was declared dead at the scene while the driver of the Vauxhall Zafira was treated for shock.
One woman involved in the lifesaving attempt has sent her thoughts to his family.
She said: “We ran to the car and made the 999 call. We want to let his family know me and three others were right by his side trying to do the best we could.
“We’re sorry for their loss. It’s been a traumatic and such a sad event. We did the best we could.”
One friend posted an online tribute message saying: “It has been a massive shock to everyone as he was a well-known and liked person.
“He loved his motorbike and nothing would stop him riding it. Just can’t believe he has gone. RIP bro.”
Warwickshire Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen either vehicle beforehand or witnessed the crash, which saw the road closed until 10pm.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101.