Wife's tribute to bike crash victim

By Juliette MaxamTHE wife of a motorcyclist who was killed in a car crash involving a bus has paid tribute to her husband, describing him as a “family man”.

By Juliette Maxam

THE wife of a motorcyclist who was killed in a car crash involving a bus has paid tribute to her husband, describing him as a “family man”.

Justin Bostwick, 33, from Springfield, near Chelmsford, died after the accident on Wednesday evening.

He was riding his Aprilia motorbike on the A414 towards Chelmsford when it was involved in a collision with a Regal Busway 32-seater bus travelling in the opposite direction.


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The bus had just started to turn right to return to its depot, near Writtle, when the collision happened at about 6pm.

Mr Bostwick suffered multiple injuries and was pronounced dead on arrival at Broomfield Hospital inChelmsford.

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His wife Emma paid tribute to her husband yesterday, saying: “Justin and I had lived with our two children, aged five and two, in Springfield for the past six years.

“Justin had previously lived in the Ongar area and had lived all his life in Essex. He was employed by BTG Plant Hire in Ongar, where he had worked for the past 14 years.

“He was a keen motorcyclist and enjoyed watching televised motorcycle racing and boxing.”

She added: “He was a family man who liked nothing more than to come home and watch TV with the kids. We miss him lots.”

The bus driver, a 28-year-old man from Chelmsford, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He is was later released on police bail while inquiries continued into the accident.

Mr Bostwick is the third motorcyclist to lose his life on the roads in Essex this year. Anyone with information should contact Chelmsford traffic police on 01245 452918.

juliette.maxam@eadt.co.uk

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