Police release heartbreaking details of crash that killed biker Wayne Garside in Castleford

Wayne Garside
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Police have released more details of the devastating moments before Castleford man Wayne Garside's death as witnesses are urged to come forward.

Biker Wayne, who was in his early 30s, was flung from his motorbike just before he was hit by a Ford Ka. He was hit after coming into contact with the rear of a Ford Puma he was overtaking.

His death has left a 'massive hole' in his loved ones' hearts. A fundraiser has been launched towards his funeral costs.

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The tragedy happened in Front Street, Glasshoughton, at about 4pm on Tuesday (May 28). Wayne was riding a Keeway RKV motorbike.

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West Yorkshire Police have today issued a new statement as they appeal for more witnesses to come forward. A spokesperson said: "A Keeway RKV motorbike, which was travelling East, was in contact with the rear of a Ford Puma it was overtaking. The bike lost control, dismounting the male rider.

"Both the bike and rider, a man in his early 30s, were then in collision with an oncoming Ford Ka. Emergency services quickly attended the scene where it was established the rider had sadly sustained fatal injuries in the incident."

A road closure was put in place on Front Street while recovery and investigation work was carried out. Anyone who saw or has footage of the collision is asked to contact the Major Collision and Enquiry Team (MCET) on 101 or contact police online, referencing police log 1146 of May 28.