Police authorities have released an image of the victim and a heartfelt message from the family following the tragic road traffic accident in Bradford on Friday.
The incident occurred on Wakefield Road near the Dudley Hill roundabout at around 8 pm, resulting in the unfortunate death of 18-year-old Jack Wilson from Bradford. The Major Collision and Enquiry Team is actively investigating the matter.
During their investigation, the authorities are urging a cyclist who was witnessed entering Wakefield Road Mini Market at the time of the collision to come forward. This individual may have crucial information about what happened during the incident.
In a tribute Jack’s family, said: “Jack was a much-loved son, brother, grandson and nephew and his whole family is devastated by his sudden loss.
“Jack was very much a typical teenager who, having only recently turned 18, was starting new life experiences and developing his social life.
“He also enjoyed his fishing and it was a pleasure for us to see him enjoy life and look forward to his future.
“This has clearly been the worst time we could imagine as a family but we do want to thank everyone for all their kind words and support as we try and process what has happened.”
The collision involved a motorbike and street furniture, which caused fatal injuries to Jack. Additionally, a blue Audi S3 was present near the motorcycle when the accident occurred but left the scene.
However, there has been progress in the case, as officers have successfully located the blue Audi S3 and arrested the 24-year-old male driver on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. The driver has been released on police bail pending further inquiries.
Detective Sergeant Paul Lightowler of the Major Collision and Enquiry Team, said: “A number of enquiries remain ongoing into last Friday’s crash which tragically resulted in the death of Jack and serious injuries to another male on the bike.
“He continues to recover from serious injuries, and we have now made an arrest in connection with the matter.
“We do continue to appeal for witnesses and in particular would like to speak to a man on a pedal cycle seen walking into the Wakefield Road Mini Market who may have seen the collision.
“Information can be given to the Major Collision Enquiry team on https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101LiveChat or by calling 101 quoting reference 13230407342.