Family pay tribute to Milton Keynes motorcyclist who died in A5 accident near Hockliffe

The family of a motorcyclist who died in an accident on the A5 near Hockliffe last Friday (June 15) say it is hard to imagine life without him.

Friday, 22nd June 2018, 3:59 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd June 2018, 4:03 pm
Accident victim Darren Wood
Accident victim Darren Wood

Darren Wood, 46, of Milton Keynes, was killed when his motorcycle was involved in a collision with a car at around 7pm, close to the junction of Eastern Way.

Mr Wood’s family has paid tribute to him. His wife said: “Darren was my soulmate, we had been together 17 years and married for six of those. He had a wicked sense of humour, but at the same time he was very loving and caring.

“He was a proper family man, we did everything together and he would do anything for us and everyone around him.

“He had a great love for motorbikes and loved going out riding, and spent hours in the shed tinkering with them. It is hard to imagine life without him.”

His son said: “Dad brought me up from a very young age. He taught me how to swim, got me into motorbikes and then eventually taught me how to drive and got me my first car. I will really miss the time that we spent together.”

Sgt Declan McDonagh, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire Forensic Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We’re continuing to appeal for witnesses to this tragic incident and would appeal for anyone who witnessed a silver Volkswagen Golf, or a black Suzuki motorbike, travelling along the A5 prior to the incident to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information should contact Bedfordshire Police via www.bedfordshire.police.uk/report or by calling 101 and quoting Operation Bodach.