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Donations pour after biker Gary Simpson killed in Halesowen bike crash



More than £2,000 was donated in less than 24 hours following the tragic death of a biker killed in a crash.

Family man Gary Simpson, 38, died when his motorbike smashed into the back of a turning 4×4.

He had been travelling on Stourbridge Road when his bike collided with the back of a Land Rover Discovery, which was turning onto Richmond Street.

READ MORE: Biker killed in Halesowen crash named as Gary Simpson as heartbroken family pay tribute

Onlookers offered first aid before paramedics arrived but he was confirmed dead at the scene at around 3pm on Saturday, July 17.

The driver of the car was helping West Midlands Police with its enquires, as were a number of witnesses.

An online fundraiser was launched for Gary’s family and in less than 24 hours it was inundated with more than £2,000-worth of donations.

The gofundme page organiser, Amanda Elliot said: “I’m setting up this page to help raise funds for his partner and children as they tragically lost Gary Simpson. A loving partner, father on July 17.

“I’m just trying to raise some funds to help them with whatever they may need through this difficult time.”

You can visit the fundraising page here.

Tributes have also been paid on social media. Birmingham Live reader, Keith Masser said: “Rest in peace fly with the angels and be free.”

Samiya Irshad added: “Heartbreaking, thinking of the family at this difficult time.”

Gary’s family paid tribute through specialist family liaison officer, PC Glyn Hanks, who said: “I have met the family and can see that Gary was a beloved partner, father, brother, son and uncle.

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“The whole family is devastated by his sudden and unexpected loss but have asked that anyone who is able to assist our investigation to please get in touch with the team.

“In the meantime, they have asked for their privacy to be respected at this very difficult time.”

“We’d urge anyone who has any information or dashcam footage and not yet spoken to us, to contact us via live chat on our website, or call 101, quoting log number 2116 of July 17.”

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