Hampshire: Tributes to motorcyclist killed by falling tree

Jake Podesta was killed in the freak accident Credit: Family picture

Tributes have been paid to a motorcyclist who died following an incident in Romsey on Thursday.

Jake Podesta, 28, of Muss Lane, King’s Somborne, was riding along Greatbridge Road at around 8.30pm, on 14 September, when it’s believed he was struck by a falling tree.

Despite attempts to save him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have spoken of their loss:

Other tributes were paid to Jake on social media.

One friend said: “Absolutely gutting – just a terrible tragedy. Wrong place, wrong time.”

Another posted: “He was an absolute legend. So sad to an amazing person. We had great banter in and out of work. Full of comedy and jokes. RIP bud.”