Updated: A motorcyclist killed in a collision with a car outside a row of shops in the Black Country was named this afternoon as Ryan Husted.
Mr Husted, 25, died after his green Kawasaki bike collided with a silver VW Golf in Cresswell Crescent, Bloxwich.
Today it emerged a man, 52, was arrested and bailed on suspicion of drink driving in connection with the death.
Mr Husted died at the scene despite efforts of passers-by and paramedics Emergency services were called to the road just before 11.15am on Saturday.
Floral tributes were today left at the scene with one to a “funny, crazy, caring lad”, and another: “To my good friend Ryan, aka Rusty, taken way too soon.”
A shop assistant from Dave’s Discount Store tried to keep Mr Husted from falling unconscious after the crash. Chris Constantinou, 38, who runs George’s Fish Bar and and also ran to assist, said: “She was holding his hand and saying ‘stay with us.’ His eyes were open but he’d been badly injured.
“The paramedics arrived and worked on him for a good hour.” John Morgan, 52, who works at Turley’s Fruit Stores & Florist, said: “I used to ride a motorbike and I knew it was a bad accident.”
Firefighters from Bloxwich were first to arrive. Watch commander Tim Middleton said: “We made the car safe and assisted a lone paramedic at the scene until medical back-up arrived.”
Police closed Cresswell Crescent, Sneyd Lane, Roche Road and Tintern Crescent as emergency services dealt with the aftermath of the crash for about three hours.
Sgt Gavin Green,of the Collision Investigation Unit, said:“We are keen to hear from any one who saw either of the two vehicles in the area before the collision.
“Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call us as soon as possible.”
Meanwhile, police were today looking at CCTV after a man died after being hit by a lorry. Police cordoned off the A5 Watling Street, from the Longford island, Cannock, to Delta Way, Bridgtown, as medics and forensic officers worked at the Cannock scene.
Floral tributes to the 43-year-old man, who was from Cannock, have been left at the scene. Almost a mile stretch of the road was closed off from around 4.30am on Saturday and it reopened just after 10.30am.
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