Wiltshire

Tributes paid to off-road motorcyclist Ricky Imber

Ricky and Leah - family photo
Image caption Mr Imber's girlfriend Leah Weeks is expecting the couple's baby

The family of a 19-year-old man who died after his off-road motorcycle struck an agricultural trailer in Wiltshire have paid tribute to him.

Ricky Imber, from Enford, was riding on a track off Wexland Road, Netheravon, when the accident happened on Saturday. He died in hospital later.

His family said: "Ricky lived life on the edge, with his dare-devil antics, which led to this terrible tragedy."

Police are appealing for other bikers who were on the track to contact them.

"Ricky will never get to meet his unborn child, which we know he would have been a great dad to, and Leah, his girlfriend, is trying hard to come to terms with that," the tribute continued.

"Although he has gone, he will never be forgotten. He will always hold a special place in everyone's hearts and our memories of him will hopefully help heal part of the massive hole he has left in our lives."

Mr Imber suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was flown to Salisbury District Hospital by air ambulance.

Police said Mr Imber had died of his injuries a short time later.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said: "Ricky's off-road Yamaha 450 was being ridden along a track in an area which is open to the public.

"As a result of the collision the motorcycle sustained severe damage, while the trailer had minor damage only," he added.

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