Tributes paid to tragic dad who died in motorcycle crash…Hull247Cars
Tributes have been paid to a dad who died after his motorbike crashed into a car the day before his 40th birthday. Richard Littlewood was travelling from his home in Withernsea towards Hull on July 8 last year when he collided with a blue Ford Fiesta travelling in the opposite direction. Richard, a dad-of-two, took a bend too quickly and had to brake which left him on the wrong side of the road. He suffered multiple traumatic injuries and died three weeks later – on July 29 – at Hull Royal Infirmary having never regained consciousness. But the section of road where he died has sparked safety concerns after it was revealed there was another fatality there just a few months later in November. Read more:New road safety measures planned for Hull's Old Town after Rebecca Kirby's tragic death After the inquest into Richard’s death, held on Monday in Hull, Area Coroner Lorraine Harris indicated she would issue a Prevention of Future Deaths report. She will ask East Riding Council what can be done to improve signage and road markings in the area. After the inquest, Richard’s dad Stephen Littlewood and stepmum Rachel Speck paid tribute to him. Rachel said: “Richard was a real family man who will be truly missed. He was a dedicated dad and his kids really miss him. He just had this love of life and was happy-go-lucky. Stephen added: “He loved his toys. He really enjoyed riding his bike but he also loved getting out on his jet ski. He would take his kids camping and he had a real sense of adventure.” The family are also relieved Mrs Harris is pursuing the council over safety concerns on that stretch of road. Rachel said: “We are very pleased she is going to issue such a report. We certainly feel that is a dangerous part of the road and there have been far too many accidents there.” In a statement, Richard’s dad Stephen explained how he and his family were by Richard’s side when the decision was made to turn off life support. Richard had been in intensive care for three weeks since the crash having suffered a severe brain injury, multiple fractures and internal organ damage. He never regained consciousness. Stephen said his son was born in Hull but grew up in Withernsea. He has a younger brother and three half sisters. Richard had a happy childhood and was very active.
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