A FATHER who died in an accident was remembered at a special ceremony on Castle Hill.
Craig Marples was hit by a car while he was crossing Leeds Road, Huddersfield, on June 10.
The 34-year-old died at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary later that day.
His mum Jill said: "He just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. We're all shattered by what happened."
Yesterday 35 black balloons - one for each year of Craig's life - were released at Castle Hill, where he used to ride his motorbike.
Jill said: "We want to remember the happy times even though he wasn't around long enough."
She was joined at the ceremony by more than 20 of Craig's family and friends, including his son Jordan, 11, daughter Hayley, 13, sisters Emily and Janey, brother James and niece Kya Rose.
Jeff Thackerey, an old friend, rode Craig's black Suzuki Bandit to the event.
Jill paid tribute to her late son: "He was a really bubbly person, a bit of a party animal and a hard worker."
Craig, who lived at Northorpe Lane, Mirfield, had worked at freight forwarding firm MC3 Logistics in Bradford for more than five years.
Yesterday was World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, commemorating the 1.26m people who die in car crashes every year.