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Family pay tribute to ‘gentle giant’ Romford motorcyclist who died at scene of A113 crash

PUBLISHED: 12:36 13 September 2018 | UPDATED: 12:43 13 September 2018

Romford motorcyclist, Donald Ukwunnah, 38, from Romford died at the scene of a crash with another vehicle in London Road.

Romford motorcyclist, Donald Ukwunnah, 38, from Romford died at the scene of a crash with another vehicle in London Road.

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A Romford motorcyclist who died following a serious crash with another vehicle has been described as a “gentle giant” and family man.

A grey Peugeot 2008 and a black Yamaha motorbike crashed on the A113 London Road in Stapleford Tawney, shortly before 4.25pm on Saturday, September 1.

The motorcyclist, Donald Ukwunnah, 38, from Romford died at the scene.

His family said: “Donald was a British-born family man described by all who knew him as a gentle giant.

“He was a long serving bus driver for more than 17 years.

“An avid traveller, he enjoyed exploring different parts of the globe. He was also a loving father, son, brother and uncle.

“We would like to express our gratitude for the outpouring of sympathy and would appreciate if our privacy was respected at this difficult time.”

The Peugeot driver, a 78-year-old man and his passenger, a 74-year-old woman both from Romford were taken to Queen’s Hospital.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision and are asking any witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage who have yet to come forward to please contact the serious collision investigation unit on 01245 240590 or email CollisionAppeal@essex.pnn.police.uk.

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