Cambridgeshire

Cambridge crash motorbike to act as warning

A motorcycle ridden by a 19-year-old who was killed in a crash in Cambridgeshire is being used as a warning about road safety.

Aaron Cook, of Willingham, near Cambridge, was riding from Histon towards Cottenham when he collided with a skip lorry. He died soon after.

Cambridgeshire Police said his family wanted officers to use the bike to serve as a warning to others.

It will be mounted on a trailer and displayed in Cambridge.

Motorcyclists account for almost a quarter (24%) of fatalities on the county's roads, according to the latest figures from 2009.

The motorcycle will be outside the Guildhall on Monday and Friday, alongside graphics to explain the circumstances of the collision.

Road safety officer Pc Tony Barrios said: "We hope that the display will help motorcyclists to think about their safety on the roads.

"Aaron's family suffered a tragic loss and they are keen that other families should not have to go through the same ordeal.

"There are extra steps motorcyclists can take to ensure their safety including the police-run bike safe course."

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