Family's tribute ahead of motorbike crash victim's funeral

Family's tribute ahead of motorbike crash victim's funeral

By Gareth Dennison | 09/02/2022

Family's tribute ahead of motorbike crash victim's funeral
Bradley Hardy

RELATIVES of a motorcyclist killed in a crash hve paid tribute, saying life will never be the same without their much-loved son, grandson, uncle and brother.

Bradley Lewis Hardy (28) was riding on Manvers Way when the collision with a red Ford Fiesta happened on January 9. He died in hospital later.

His funeral takes place on Friday at St Thomas’ Church in Kilnhurst at 1.30pm, with his family inviting anyone who would like to pay their respects.

A celebration of the 28-year-old’s life will follow at the Pocket snooker club in Wath will follow the service.

Family described Bradley, of Wath, as “popular and loved”.

In a statement, they added: “We are truly heartbroken and life will never be the same without our happy, loving, caring, polite son, grandson, brother and uncle.

“Bradley was loved by so many they are no words to describe the pain we are going through as a family. Fly high, our gentle giant, until we meet again.

“We would like to thank everybody for all their kind words and contributions following Bradley’s death, it means a lot at this very sad time.

“Our thanks are also extended to PC Karen Gunnill for all her help and support at this very difficult time, we very much appreciate it.”

The car driver — an 18-year-old man — was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and has since been released under investigation.

Officers are still keen for anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage to call 101, quoting incident 867 of January 9.