The family of a motorcyclist who died in a fatal collision in Leicester say they are “coming to terms” with his death. Jack Broderick, who has today been named by police, was travelling on Abbey Lane in Leicester on July 20 at around 8pm, when he was involved in a collision with a child before hitting a tree.

The 29-year-old was taken to Queen’s’ Medical Centre in Nottingham where he later died as a result of his injuries. The boy who was also involved suffered non-life-threatening injuries, officers said.

Mr Broderick’s family said in a statement: “We are still coming to terms with Jack’s death and are supporting one another during this difficult period. He was a much-loved son, brother, dad and uncle and will be sorely missed by all of us.”

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Detectives continue to investigate the crash which left local residents “traumatised”. One resident said in the aftermath of the crash he took over from another bystander who was giving CPR to the motorcyclist.

Many spoke of the scale of the emergency service response. Others pointed out how dangerous the road is with one the number of crashes nearby is “ridiculous”.

Jack Broderick, 29, died following a collision in Abbey Lane. A number of photographs were left with tributes at the scene.
(Image: Chris Gordon/Leicester Mercury)

Flowers and tributes including photographs and candles have been left at the scene. Messages spoke of Jack’s funny and happy-go-lucky nature.

Anyone with information about the crash that has not yet contacted the police is asked to do so. You can pass on information to the police by reporting it online or calling 101 and quoting incident 607 of 20 July.

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