Floral tributes for Corby crash victim

Floral tributes at the side of the road
Floral tributes at the side of the road
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Flowers and messages of condolence have been left at the scene of an accident which claimed the life of a young Corby woman.

The 30-year-old died on Monday when the motorcycle she was riding was in collision with a lorry in Oakley Road at about 5.20pm.

The actions of paramedics and people who called the emergency services and stopped traffic have been praised by those who witnessed the accident near the junction of Oakley Road and Lyveden Way. The lorry, driven by a 37-year-old man from North Wales, was in collision with the woman’s 125cc motorcycle.

The police said: “Sadly, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The lorry driver was uninjured.”

Messages of sympathy have been left on the Telegraph’s website. One said: “I witnessed this fatal accident.

“Calling for 999 and answering all their questions was like a lifetime of waiting but the response from the paramedics was so prompt.

“My heart goes out to the family of this deceased lady. To all of us who left our cars to try and help in whatever way we could, that is what we call being humane, being there in times of need.”

Praising people’s actions at the scene, another witness said: “Brave lady who took charge of the whole situation while waiting for police to come. You set an example to the whole nation. You are truly a hero.”

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision and are keen to talk to the driver of a small white car who is believed to have stopped at the scene before police arrived.

The road was closed for several hours while officers dealt with the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Drivewatch Hotline on 0800 174615 or the police on 101.