'As a family our hearts are broken': Tributes paid to devoted husband and dad after his death in motorcycle crash

The family of a man who died in a collision in the Yorkshire Dales have paid tribute to a “devoted husband and father”.

By Fiona Thompson
Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 3:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 3:15 pm

Phil Wilson, 52, from Chester-le-Street, died at the scene of the crash on the B6160, about a mile north of Kilnsey, at around 12.50pm on Sunday, July 26.

His black and white motorbike had been travelling from Kilnsey towards Kettlewell at the time.

His family today paid tribute to a “devoted husband to Karen and father to Dan, Matt, Kerris and Brogan”.

Phil Wilson, 52, from Chester-le-Street, died at the scene of the crash on the B6160, about a mile north of Kilnsey, on Sunday, July 26.

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In a statement, they said: “As a family our hearts are broken and our lives will never be the same. It was not his time to go and we just keep wishing it was all a bad dream.”

Karen said: “This was my husband.

"He was the happiest of souls, I am truly heartbroken.

“I want to say thank you to the kind people who tried in vain to help him, but if anyone else can help with any more info I will be grateful.

“Not sure where the hell I go from here, I’m numb.

"You never think these things are going to happen to you.

“Hold each other close tonight. I will see you again Phil, we are meant to be together.”

North Yorkshire Police officers are appealing for help to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision and as appealed for witnesses or anyone with dashcam footage from the area at the time.

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