LOVING tributes have been paid to a dad who died in a collision in Bromsgrove last week which has now ‘left a hole which can not be filled’.
Clive Anderson, from Rednal, was involved in a crash whilst riding his Honda Fireblade motorbike on the A38 between Lydiate Ash and Rubery about 2.30pm on Monday (August 29).
The incident involved a grey Honda Civic and although paramedics worked hard to treat the 57-year-old, his injuries proved fatal and he sadly lost his life at the side of the road.
His son, Michael, has now spoken of what a wonderful father he was and how fitting it was that he died doing something he loved.
Michael said: “He was a father and a best friend – he was devoted to his friends and family, he would help anybody out if they asked for help and wanted nothing more than a thank you in return.
“He loved his motorbikes, having recently purchased a Honda Fireblade, which he was riding home from work on the day he died.
“In a way it’s fitting he went out doing what he loved, but none of us wish he had gone so soon having not said our proper goodbyes, still expecting to see him in the future.”
He said he was caring, loving, had time for everyone he met and was loved by all, making friends wherever he went.
“Everybody’s special words show us how much he will be missed and how proud I was to have him as my dad.
“Having not returned home that day, he left so many with a hole in their lives that could not be filled.
“He will be badly missed by those who knew him.”
Police are now appealing for witnesses and anyone with any information should call officers on 101 number or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.