Tribute to tragic motorcyclist

The family of a teenage motorcyclist who died in a collision near the Hicks Gate roundabout  have issued a tribute.

Despite the best efforts of emergency services at the scene, Alex Thompson, 18, of Keynsham, died following a collision involving a car at about 3.45pm on Thursday 22 June.

 His family said: “My Alex was such a kind-hearted caring boy and always wore a cheeky smile. 

“He was loved by everyone who he crossed paths with. He made a massive impact in just 18 short years of life and we have so much support from everyone that knew him at such a difficult time. 

“He had his whole life ahead of him, he was on his way to pick up the keys to his first flat. He will forever make us proud.”

A police spokesman said: “Our sympathies are with the family in their loss and our specially-trained family liaison officer will be offering support over the coming weeks.”

 Anyone who was travelling on the A4 Bath Road and witnessed the incident, has dashcam footage or saw either a Yamaha motorcycle or a blue Vauxhall Crossland in the time leading up to the collision, is asked to contact police.

To report any information, please contact 101 and quote reference 5223147737.