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Tribute to motorcyclist James Rogers killed in Aintree crash

James Rogers
Image caption James Rogers died five days after the crash on Ormskirk Road

The family of a teenage motorcyclist who died days after a crash on Merseyside has paid tribute to him.

James Rogers, 18, from Ormskirk, was riding his black Yamaha motorbike on Ormskirk Road, Aintree, on 16 October when it collided with a silver taxi.

He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries five days later.

His mother, Darrell, said she was so proud of her son, who was a free-spirited soul who always had a lot of time for his friends.

In a joint tribute to him with his aunt and grandmother, she said: "His life was so full and he lived every minute of it.

"We are devastated by his death and we will all dearly miss him."

She said the tributes left to him online showed what a "unique and loving person he was to so many people".

James, known as Jay, was born in Liverpool and lived in West Derby where he went to Blackmoor school before moving to Ormskirk with his mother when he was 11.

He won a scholarship to attend Merchant Taylor's school in Crosby.

Merseyside Police said the 53-year-old driver of the Ford taxi stopped at the scene and was helping with inquiries.

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