Huddersfield biker victim of death crash
Mar 3 2009 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
A DEVOTED dad was named today as the victim of a motorcycle tragedy.
Biker Liam Gerald Whitehead, 44, was killed on a Sunday afternoon ride on the moors above Saddleworth.
And today his family paid tribute to the Huddersfield biker, describing him as ‘devoted’ to his four-year-old daughter Poppy.
He was also a long-serving member of the Motorcycle Action Group and officials joined in the tributes.
Mr Whitehead died on Sunday afternoon after a crash on the A640 Huddersfield Road near Buckstones.
Police said that at about 1.50pm on Sunday, they had reports that a motorcyclist had come off his Yamaha bike on a bend near the junction with Ripponden Road.
It is believed he lost control of the bike. No other vehicles were involved.
Mr Whitehead was taken by ambulance to the Royal Oldham Hospital with serious injuries but later died.
A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “He has been formally identified as Liam Gerald Whitehead, 44, from Huddersfield. An inquest will open later this week”.
In a statement, Liam’s family said: “Liam was a devoted father to Poppy, four.
“Being a father was the best thing to ever happen to Liam.