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John Dalton died after the bike he was riding crashed with a lorry

John Dalton Credit: Lancashire Police

The family of a motorcyclist who sadly died following a collision on Wednesday night have paid tribute to him.

John Dalton, 20, from Standish died after he had been riding a Yamaha motorbike eastbound on Course Lane when the vehicle collided with a lorry travelling in the opposite direction.

John was treated by paramedics but later pronounced dead.

The family statement read:

There are no words to describe the pain and devastation we feel as a family. John Francis Dalton was a loving son and brother, with his whole life ahead of him.

He was full of life and enthusiasm and always made us laugh. He was warm and kind hearted and liked by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

We want to thank everyone for their kind words of support at this difficult time and we would also wish to thank the police and paramedics, including an off duty doctor who was driving behind the accident, for all their help trying to save John at the scene that night .

This tragic accident has left a hole in the heart of our family that can never be filled.

– Family of John Dalton
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