Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Fatal Collision Couple Named

Police have named a Garlinge couple who died when the motorcycle they were riding was in collision with a van last Sunday.

Terry and Patricia Lockett, a married couple from St James' Park Road, Garlinge, were riding a Honda Blackbird along Church Lane, Chislet, near Canterbury, at around 2.30pm on Sunday when the crash took place.

Their vehicle collided with a Transit van.

The couple leave behind four children and four grandchildren.

Terry, a 57-year-old self-employed flat roofer, and 58-year-old Patricia, who worked in Ward and Partners estate agency in Broadstairs, were planning to retire at the end of the year and had intended to spend their free time at the holiday home they owned in France.


Anonymous said...

Life is sometimes a real bitch.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord and let perpetual light shine on them. May they rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

That is so sad, I am so sorry for the relatives left behind.
It is an unfortunate fact that many middleaged bikers who have taken up or returned to bike riding often do suffer fatal accidents.
Whether this is because of lack 0f skill,changed riding conditions, increased traffic volume or more aggressive behaviour on the part of car drivers is at the moment unclear.
At least they died doing something they loved, and its only a matter of a blink of an eye before we all join them.