Hereford & Worcester

Evesham crash motorcyclist was 'treasured mum'

Diana Burgess
Image caption Riding her motorcycle gave Mrs Burgess a sense of joy and freedom, her husband said

A motorcyclist who was killed in a crash was a treasured mother to three young daughters, her husband said.

Diana Burgess, 40, of Evesham, died when her Kawazaki 650CC was involved in a crash with a Peugeot 308 car near the Worcestershire-Gloucestershire border.

Mrs Burgess, who moved to England from Nijmegen, Holland, in her 20s, was "loved and treasured by all who knew her," her husband Kevin said.

The collision happened between Beckford and Ashton under Hill on 16 October.

Mr Burgess said: "As a family we are devastated by the sudden and tragic death of Diana who was a beloved wife and treasured mummy to her three princesses; Hannah, five, Eva, three and Emma, two.

"Diana had a zest for life and was renowned for her infectious laugh and vibrant personality."

'Privileged and blessed'

Mr Burgess said his wife had kept strong links with her family and friends in Holland and visited them regularly.

"Diana was a keen skier and passionate biker," he said. "She had recently returned to riding after the birth of her three children. Riding her bike gave her a sense of joy, freedom and well-being."

The weekend before her death she had passed an advanced motorcycling qualification.

"We feel privileged and blessed to have had Diana in our lives and we know that she will be sadly and deeply missed by all whose lives were touched by her, including family and friends in both Holland and Evesham," he added.

The driver of the Peugeot was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released on police bail pending further inquiries.

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