Tributes to motorcyclist dad and husband killed in Great Wakering collision

Police have named a motorcyclist who died following a collision in Great Wakering on Wednesday July 15.

Officers were called just before 6.20pm after a collision between a grey Mercedes and a white Yamaha motorbike on Southend Road, near to the junction of Barling Road.

Terry Farr, 48, died at the scene.

In a tribute, the family of the Foulness Island man described him as “loved by many, utterly irreplaceable and a bit of a legend. He was the life of the party – able to light up any gathering with his quick wit, self-deprecating good humour and his general lust for life.”

Clare Farr, Terry’s wife said: “No words will be enough to express how much I love him. He was a kind, generous, charming, funny, selfless man.

“It is truly devastating to imagine my life without him. He was such a huge part of our family and our lives will never be the same again.”

Terry’s son, Sam, added: “I am extremely proud to call him my best friend and Dad. I love you forever.”

Sergeant Alex Black from our Serious Collision Investigation Unit, who are continuing the investigation into the circumstances surrounding Terry’s death, said: “Our thoughts are with Terry’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

“The teenage driver of the Mercedes is assisting with our investigation at this time. No arrests have been made.

“We are still urgently looking to speak to the driver of a silver saloon car, who was driving in front of the Mercedes shortly before the collision. This driver could be a key witness and have information that could be the missing piece of the puzzle.

“We would urge them or anyone with dash cam footage who has not spoken to us yet to please come forward. You can submit information through our website or call my team on 101. The incident number to quote is 1040 of 15 July.”

If you have information but would prefer to remain anonymous you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Mick Ferris

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