Fatal biker’s son offers thanks for roadside care

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The son of a motorcyclist who died after pulling over onto the side of the A43 in Northants last Thursday has paid tribute to the emergency services who treated him.

Steve Gregory was travelling along the busy dual carriageway at about 8.50am when he pulled over at the side of the road and then collapsed after suffering a massive and spontaneous bleed on the brain.

The 48-year-old’s eldest son Lee said: “He managed to steady and secure his bike, more than likely preventing further injuries on a bike capable of speeds well in excess of 180mph, before collapsing to the ground. The emergency services’ quick reactions enabled my dad to carry out his last wish, which was to be an organ donor.

“A number of people have been helped as a result of his untimely and tragic death.”

Mr Gregory worked as a motorbike training instructor in Brackley and was assisted at the side of the A43 near Towcester by a passing soldier and a community first responder, who witnessed the incident and provided CPR.

Emergency services were initially able to get his heart going, but he was pronounced dead after being airlifted to hospital.

His son added: “I’m so thankful that he was not on his own in his final minutes as he loved being around people. He was a very proud man, especially when it came to riding bikes, and would not want people thinking he crashed his bike.”

Mr Gregory, from Banbury, leaves behind his mother, sister, two sons and his seven-month-old grandson.