Teen biker killed in road crash named as Luke Paddock
A teenage biker killed in a road collision in Walsall on Friday (20 March) has been named as Luke Paddock – as we continue to appeal for witnesses to the tragic crash.
Luke was at the junction of Ingram Road and Valley Road, Bloxwich, just before 9pm when the bike he was riding collided with a grey Skoda Octavia.
The 18-year-old, from Bloxwich, was pronounced dead at the scene while a 17-year-old pillion passenger suffered minor injuries.
We arrested the 37-year-old car driver on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs and he has been released pending further investigations.
Luke’s family have released a tribute. It reads: “We as a family will never get over the loss of our beautiful boy Luke, loved and missed by so many people. Our hearts are broken, the pain we are feeling will never go away. Fly high my beautiful angel, my little brown boy.”
Detective Sergeant Paul Hughes, from our Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “We still need to hear from anybody who witnessed the collision or saw either vehicle travelling in the area in the moments leading up to the collision.
“We would also ask for anyone with dash cam footage to get in touch as soon as possible."
Information can be given by contacting collision investigators on FL_COLLISION_INVEST@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk or via Live Chat at west-midlands.police.uk between 8am and midnight. Quote log 2982 of 20/03/20.