A wife has paid tribute to her ‘loving husband’ who died after his motorbike was in a collision with a JCB.
Much-loved Craig Foster, 42, from Accrington, died at the scene following the tragic accident in Simonstone last weekend.
Tributes have poured in to the well known former marketbutcher, who was said to enjoy ski-ing and jet surfing.
Father-of-two Craig’s wife Mel paid tribute to him and said he was travelling home from work to see his family when the crash occurred.
She said: “Craig was Craig, people that knew him know this well.
“Craig lived an interesting and fun filled life with love and laughter and touched many hearts along the way, a popular guy with a huge personality.
“It is a truly tragic loss of a loving husband and father to our two wonderful children Cory and Lola. He was a marvellous son, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many.
“Craig was a hard-working man. After spending some time working on his father’s butchers stall in Accrington he turned his hand to the restoration of Volkswagen Beetle cars and campervans.
“He was a keen and experienced motorcyclist and was on his way home to see his family after a day’s work when the crash happened.”
Traders at Accrington Market Hall have spoken to the Observer of their shock at Craig’s death, and tributes have also poured in on our Facebook page.
Police said Craig was riding a Kawasaki ZX6R from Padiham to Clayton-le-Moors when he was involved in the accident.
They said he suffered fatal injuries in the incident on Blackburn Road, Simonstone at around 4.30pm on Sunday, March 23 and died at the scene.
The road was closed for five hours while police carried out an investigation.
Police are treating the incident as an accident.
They are appealing for witnesses and anyone who saw the motorcycle or a JCB prior to the accident to get in touch with police on 101, quoting log number 1052 of March 23.