September 30th, 2016

Tributes paid to young biker killed in Henley crash

Tributes paid to young biker killed in Henley crash Tributes paid to young biker killed in Henley crash
Updated: 1:07 pm, Jun 04, 2015

FLORAL tributes adorn the roadside in Henley in Arden where Kenilworth biker Thomas ‘Eddy’ Edwards lost his life in a crash at the weekend.

The 24-year-old’s motorbike was involved in a collision with a car on the Stratford Road just outside Henley just 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 – were quickly at the scene 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.

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.”

Tributes have been flooding in for the popular young man.

One friend posted an online 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.”

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