17th Jan, 2021

Fund-raiser to return fatal crash victim from Stratford to his Romanian family

A FUND-RAISER has been launched following the death of motorcyclist in Stratford.

The motorcyclist lost his life on Sunday (November 15) when his Honda bike crashed with a Mitsubishi 4×4 along Knights Lane towards the junction with Loxley Road.

He was named on a fund-raising page as Alexandru Murgila, and friends hope to raise enough money to repatriate his body to family in Romania.

The page, set up by friend Cosmin Alin Golache, has a target of £5,00 to pay for funeral costs and to return Alexandru – who was in his 20s – to his family.

He wrote: “For those who knew him, you will know what a great man he was, how loving he was and how much he helped his family. He was a proud man who wanted nothing more to provide for his family.

“Alex was always ready to help, even if just with a kind word or a piece of advice.

“Let us try and help him get back to his birthplace so that he can say goodbye to all who knew and loved him.”

Donations and tributes have poured in for the popular barman since news broke of his death.

Friend Sam Juniper wrote: “Rest in peace to one of the most amazing people I’ve ever had the pleasure of being best mates with. You’ll always be in my heart and memories. You helped make me the person. I am today always keeping a smile on my face and you even helped me overcome things I didn’t think I could just by giving your speeches and knowledge, I will always remember that.”

Police are investigating the crash, which happened around 11am, and are urging anyone who saw the incident or the vehicles prior to the crash to contact them on 101.

It is one of several accidents to happen around the narrow country lanes between Tiddington and Loxley villages. Residents have been calling for tighter speed limits following previous fatalities including at the crossroads junction from Pimlico Road and Wellesbourne Road in 2017.

One resident commented: “So sad and unfortunately inevitable. We have always said that it is a dangerous junction but no one listens until someone is killed.”

Visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mihai-murgila to donate.

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