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Barnsley Man Dies Following Collision

Friday October 18 2013




A BARNSLEY motorcyclist has died following a crash on Thursday night.

At 9.35pm a blue Yamaha motorbike was travelling on the A637 Barnsley Road towards Darton and a silver Citroen Xsara Picasso was travelling in the opposite direction.

The vehicles collided on a sweeping bend near to Bence Lane. The motorbike left the road and came to rest down an embankment.

The 44-year-old man, from Barnsley, riding the Yamaha suffered fatal head injuries and died at the scene.

The 82-year-old man driving the Picasso, also from Barnsley, was not reported to have been injured.

Police want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the manner of driving prior to the incident or anyone who saw the collision.

Witnesses are to call 101 quoting incident number 1263 of October 17.

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Reply Posted by jason on Friday October 18 2013 at 09:12
I hate to read tragic things like this.. I'm a motorcyclist and my thoughts go out to this lad and his family at this very sad time

Reply Posted by STEVEN on Friday October 18 2013 at 09:14
R I P MATE YOU WILL BE MIST

Reply Posted by Lauren on Friday October 18 2013 at 09:21
Such a sad story RIP to the guy. :(

Reply Posted by John kilgariff on Friday October 18 2013 at 09:35
Rip mate

Reply Posted by Michelle on Friday October 18 2013 at 09:37
Totally gutted. A great man took from his family and friends :( u will be sadly missed xx

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Friday October 18 2013 at 09:38
A biker myself, heart goes out to this blokes Family and Friends

Reply Posted by Wendy on Friday October 18 2013 at 10:01
R.I.P so tragic.....

Reply Posted by Kat on Friday October 18 2013 at 10:04
RIP going to be missed by many. Thoughts are with the family at this sad time :( x

Reply Posted by Enid liversidge on Friday October 18 2013 at 10:09
Life would be so much safer without gashtly motor bikes

Reply Posted by eric waldo on Saturday October 19 2013 at 13:22
life would be safer for bike riders if car drivers paid more attention and didn't need to say "did'nt see you" because they're cocooned in a safety shell !!! check the statistics.

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Friday October 18 2013 at 10:12
@enid... really?!!! Do you think this is an appropriate place for such a small minded statement?

Reply Posted by Joanne Foote on Friday October 18 2013 at 10:13
Rip lan .lvly fellor will be sadly missed.

Reply Posted by Darton resident on Friday October 18 2013 at 10:22
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the gentleman family and friends. May you rest in eternal peace.

Reply Posted by KD on Friday October 18 2013 at 10:24
Another biker down R.I.P and ride them clouds

Reply Posted by Mark on Friday October 18 2013 at 10:24
Rip feel for the family

Reply Posted by White on Friday October 18 2013 at 10:26
My heart goes out to his 12year old son who lost his mum less than a month ago.

Reply Posted by shelley on Saturday October 19 2013 at 13:01
OMG that's heartbreaking for the young lad

Reply Posted by sascha on Friday October 18 2013 at 10:32
R.I.P lv thoughts r with your family

Reply Posted by Thom on Friday October 18 2013 at 10:35
@enid... "Life would be so much safer without gashtly motor bikes" Time and a place for comments like this and it's not here.

Reply Posted by shelley on Saturday October 19 2013 at 13:01
well said

Reply Posted by Matthew heeley on Friday October 18 2013 at 10:41
Enid have a bit of respect and keep your foul comments to yourself. Rip mate. Thoughts go out to the family.. Once a biker always a biker. Al be thinking bout you when am next on bike up there

Reply Posted by MrPGB on Friday October 18 2013 at 10:43
Our thoughts to Iains family and son who has to cope with the loss of both his parents in a few weeks.

Reply Posted by Jay on Friday October 18 2013 at 10:53
R.I.P mate you will be missed from all your friends at work.

Reply Posted by kim on Friday October 18 2013 at 11:12
R.i.p Ian we all love you! Thoughts are with all your family. We will all miss you! And to the pathetic comments grow up! Ian was a lovely man and don't automatically assume it was the bikers fault!! Lvya Ian xx

Reply Posted by God bless and rip mate on Friday October 18 2013 at 11:22
Life would also be safer if 82 year old drivers were tested for competance
Sorry I know its not the place to comment like this but where else would it be relevent at this time

Reply Posted by Beth on Friday October 18 2013 at 11:36
Ian was a work friend of my father, he was a well liked and loved man. RIP Ian, my deepest thoughts and sympathy go out all his family :( xxxx

Reply Posted by Jim L. Barugh Green on Friday October 18 2013 at 11:36
R.I.P. Ian :- A really decent and kind man. Always had time for others. Going to be sorely missed. So sorry for his young son.

Reply Posted by Enid on Friday October 18 2013 at 11:47
My respects go out to family and friends of Ian. But motor bikes are dangerous and given that the majority of riders ride dangerously is it not time to ban these death traps and prevent these unnecessary losses? And when else is a good time to have this debate?

Reply Posted by me on Friday October 18 2013 at 15:39
Enid as said before, SHUT yr unkind inconsiderate mouth, there are dangerous drivers no matter what they driving/riding even pushbike riders so it cannot all be blamed on motorbike riders, and as for anyone else before blame is put on anyone i suggest you wait for FACTS first,
Deepest sympathy to this mans son such a sad loss, may he rest in peace God bless x

Reply Posted by shelley on Saturday October 19 2013 at 13:03
Enid we don't know the who story, but i'm guessing the 86 year old car driver was prob not watching what he was doing... ban drivers over 75 b4 ban motorbilkes...

Reply Posted by LEV on Friday October 18 2013 at 11:49
As a committed biker my condolences go out to this lads immediate family & friends

Reply Posted by dedatodd on Friday October 18 2013 at 12:02
@Enid - the majority of riders don't ride dangerously! I don't do above the speed limit on my bike, can all car drivers say the same? Just because a bike is involved does not mean its the bikers fault, I have lost a few friends over the years and guess what, not once was it the bikers fault!!!
Have some decency as well as the 'sympathy' just shown.
By all means debate the pros and cons of all motor vehicles but ask WAB to start a debate, sure they will oblige!

Reply Posted by cas on Friday October 18 2013 at 12:12
Enid the majority of motorbike accidents involving cars is the car drivers fault. That is a government fact,so get your facts before commenting!!!

Reply Posted by Amy on Friday October 18 2013 at 12:22
Rip thoughts are with his son and family at this sad time.

Reply Posted by Swifty on Friday October 18 2013 at 12:27
Deepest Sympathy to this mans family and in particular to his young lad.

Reply Posted by sharon on Friday October 18 2013 at 12:33
nobody knows who is to blame as for the 82 year old man i know from experience that at that age he would have to apply for his license renewed every 12 months like my dad has to and he is 81 and a much safer driver than the majority of road users cars and bikes

Reply Posted by me on Friday October 18 2013 at 15:41
Well said sharon

Reply Posted by Patricia on Friday October 18 2013 at 12:50
So sorry , some-one said he'd left a son who's mum has just died also. how awful so sorry x

Reply Posted by Sam Eastwood on Friday October 18 2013 at 12:54
R.I.P old pal x

Reply Posted by Karen drew on Friday October 18 2013 at 13:32
Such a sad time for his son.

Reply Posted by jan on Friday October 18 2013 at 13:54
sending my condolences to the immediate family, such a tragic loss.

Reply Posted by TheWomble on Friday October 18 2013 at 13:56
@Enid, you are clearly out of order! Stop tarring all motorcyclists with the same brush. You are very foolish indeed. Go and do your knitting! Tasteless!

Reply Posted by Mick on Friday October 18 2013 at 14:55
R I P mate!!! thoughts are with your family,..

Reply Posted by michelle on Friday October 18 2013 at 15:00
I've known Ian for many years, grew up in the village where he lives/lived. My heart goes out to his young son who only lost his mum a month ago. RIP Ian.
Enid, keep your evil comments to yourself, there are many lives affected by this, and your nasty tongue is not needed.

Reply Posted by steve on Friday October 18 2013 at 15:21
Don't know the fella but RIP and my heart goes out to his young son. Enid with a name like that I bet you are around the same age as the OAP involved and maybe it's time folk that age should have a re test every 2-3 year as me personaly feels that they shouldn't be on the road at that age. I hazard a guess that the blame lies with one person and that's the one who is still alive!

Reply Posted by Anon on Friday October 18 2013 at 15:22
R.I.P
This road is a danger and nothing has been done about it ... 40 miles an hour going down to a 30 zone no speed cameras ... Regular speeding occurs on this stretch of road and a tragic accident has now happened .... My thoughts are with his family and friends

Reply Posted by truthordare on Friday October 18 2013 at 16:00
RIP to the biker and deepest sympathies to those left behind, I'm a biker and a car driver and everyday I'm appalled at the way most car drivers disregard bikes (or just don't see them) I know blame hasn't been laid but I think I know where it will lie, So sorry for this sad loss. Debbie.xx

Reply Posted by Kerry on Friday October 18 2013 at 16:57
Just gotta say " typical" someone over 75 should not be driving, my ex nearly died a few years back and yet again 81 year old.

Reply Posted by biker lass on Friday October 18 2013 at 16:57
Ride free biker dude.. thoughts and condolences to all family and friends of both the biker and the car driver...whatever happened.. it seems it was a tragic accident and there will be many bereaved people on both sides xx

Reply Posted by Rubydoo on Friday October 18 2013 at 17:22
RIP young man and sincere sympathy to his loved ones.
Until the cause of the accident is known it is very cruel to speculate who was at fault. I'm pretty sure the car driver will be devastated by what has happenend. A man has lost his life and this will impact on many more lives.

Reply Posted by me on Friday October 18 2013 at 19:30
Rubydoo well said
Kerry i know lots of people who have been killed, and those stupid drivers were in their 20s so it is NOT just old people that causes accidents/deaths people of all age DO and as it has already been mentioned how can people speculate without the facts, but they do don't they, cant help themselves but to start throwing blame around and critisizing not fair on both the families all this disgusting comments have you people no consideration ? Obviously not

Reply Posted by me on Friday October 18 2013 at 19:32
Biker Lass
Well Said x

Reply Posted by Mick s on Friday October 18 2013 at 19:45
R.I.P You will be greatly missed, such a tragic loss. My condolences to immediate family and friends.

Reply Posted by lee c on Friday October 18 2013 at 19:54
it dosent matter weather it was a bike, push bike, or a pedestrian, a man, dad, as been taken from a loving family.
all our thoughts and prayers to the family from all the WABer's and WAB staff.

R.I.P

Reply Posted by observer on Friday October 18 2013 at 20:01
enid. it seems the hierarchy....fun police would like to take away from us any kind of freedom. and things we enjoy doing. everything will be banned soon. r.i.p. to the man

Reply Posted by jacqui j on Friday October 18 2013 at 21:29
I have known Ian sine he was a very young boy when he lived in Colchester and he was a lovely lovely man.. The sad thing in all this is that he has left a family that will miss him to the end of the earth and back..regardless of what we take control of wether it be a car, motorbike or any other vehicle these are all killing machines and at sometime in our lives we have all done wrong whilst we were ment to be incontrol of them..Let the police do their investigations and let the family grieve for their loss....Ian you will always be in my thoughts R.I.P

Reply Posted by Mummy to two stars on Friday October 18 2013 at 21:30
My thoughts go out to his 12 year old son who lost his beautiful mum just under 6 weeks ago and now he's having to go through this too. Just hope he doesn't see some of the mindless comments from certain people on here who are missing the point completely: whoever the blame lies with a 12 year old boy had lost both his parents within 6 weeks. Have some friggin compassion and respect and stop trying to turn an horrific accident into a debate! If you want to debate the danger of oaps driving and the danger of bikes on the road then by all means do it- just not on here!! Start ur debate somewhere else- where it is appropriate!

Reply Posted by paige on Friday October 18 2013 at 22:51
As a close family friend to read this makes me sick keep your comments to yourself as the person suffering the most is a 12 year old boy. R.i.p to both such a sad year!



Reply Posted by g on Friday October 18 2013 at 23:27
as a friend and neibour of village can i agree with mummy to 2 stars and paiges coments and keep it to the only fact that matters which is r i p to ian thoughts to his son and family and rip to mandy thank you

Reply Posted by Sam Eastwood on Saturday October 19 2013 at 00:00
Well said g.enid if that is yr name?go away and spin yr evil views elswhere!

Reply Posted by ronnie frum work on Saturday October 19 2013 at 01:52
Rip mate so sad

Reply Posted by GT on Saturday October 19 2013 at 11:35
Rip mate, always sad when somebody loses their life. Condolences to the family.

Oh, and Enid... You're so f*cking stupid, disrespectful and narrow minded. Keep your opinions on bikers to yourself.

Reply Posted by vicky on Saturday October 19 2013 at 11:47
so sad, thoughts are to the family and the son who's lost both his parents x x x

Reply Posted by Betty on Saturday October 19 2013 at 11:55
Every road is dangerous
Every vehicle is dangerous
Everyone is vulnerable
Accidents are called that because they happen
Let's just think of the family and friends who are grieving and less of the finger pointing
R.I.P god bless

Reply Posted by Dale on Saturday October 19 2013 at 13:08
R.I.P Ian

Reply Posted by Tony on Saturday October 19 2013 at 13:12
Condolences to all involved- but people should not be making guesses as to whose fault it was without any shred of evidence. That's why we have Coroners Inquests.

Reply Posted by claire on Saturday October 19 2013 at 14:43
Feel so sad for his son who has lost both parents within 6 weeks, R.I.P Ian and manda

Reply Posted by ami on Saturday October 19 2013 at 21:31
Enid: that is my uncle you are making your comments about i suggest if you haven't got anything nice to say then i suggest you don't say it at ***** all

Reply Posted by holly on Saturday October 19 2013 at 22:23
rip ian ,ami if ian is your uncle he would sooner you grieve in peace,dont lower yourself to enids standards,she probably loves all the attention,

Reply Posted by Moola on Saturday October 19 2013 at 22:18
Until you have riden a motorbike on the roads, you cannot possibly imagine how exposed a person on a bike is, and until you have ridden a bike for yourself you do not realise how stupid car/van drivers can be!! Ultimately though, this is just a tragic accident, and it is not right for anyone to point the finger of blame until a full investigation has been carried out.

I am a car driver mostly, occasional biker, but I have a new found respect for motorbike riders, and my driving style has changed dramatically because of this.

My heart goes out to the family of this man, and this young boy who has lost both his parents. What a tragedy, I just hope he has a loving family left around it, because I am sure he will be devastated right now. Xx

R.i.p. Biker dude.


Reply Posted by ady on Saturday October 19 2013 at 22:28
used to work with Ian,brill bloke.so sad.love to his family.R.I.P mate

Reply Posted by sarah on Saturday October 19 2013 at 22:38
such a tragedy thinking of the 12 yr old son who as lost both parents in the space of a month.

Reply Posted by gaz on Sunday October 20 2013 at 09:33
R.I.P dont know the man sorry ian as u r all calling him well all i want to say is hope he did not suffer as his 12 year old boy will be n the disgusting remarks r not needed or welcomed it was ians choice to ride a motorbike as its every 1 choice to drive what they want eternal peace ian

Reply Posted by Dave on Sunday October 20 2013 at 18:00
I would just like to add my little bit. I have known Ian as a friend and neighbour for over 20 years, and a nicer bloke you couldn't wish to meet. He had a heart of gold and would do owt for anybody. May I just say at this point that Ian wasn't a biker in the true sense of the word ie he didn't go off touring all over the place as regular bikers do. On the contrary, he used the the bike more as a convenience for the 12 mile round trip to and from work and back every day. This is such a tragedy and we must all spare a thought for his 12 year old son. No one should suffer as much grief in so short a time as that young lad has over the past month or so. R.I.P. Ian, you will be missed. Save a seat for me pal.

Reply Posted by Ian mum on Sunday October 20 2013 at 22:33
this is Ians mum and grandma to his son thank you for your lovely words and thoughts

Reply Posted by me on Monday October 21 2013 at 10:21
To Ian's Mum, i did not know ian or your family but i would like to say to you so very sorry for your sad loss May god give you all strength to get through this tragedy my thoughts and prayers are with you all especially your grandson God Bless and may ian and his wife rest in peace together xxxx

Reply Posted by observer on Monday October 21 2013 at 12:24
I have just learned that I used to work at the same place as ian. I never knew his name. I knew him as pickled onion. I was shocked when I found out it was him. he was a nice guy. enid. this isn't the place for you. DO ONE.!!!

Reply Posted by obviser on Tuesday October 22 2013 at 02:00
apparently he took over two cars so no one is to blame at the moment so back of you will regret what you say if the biker is wrong the family would make sure i believe i would if the car was in the wrong side of the rode the 82 year old man has to go to sleep every night

Reply Posted by josh on Tuesday October 22 2013 at 09:25
please wait for the police to do there job,apparently does not help anyone,,respect the family,,,,

Reply Posted by wayne on Friday October 25 2013 at 18:36
Used to work with Ian at compay shop great bloke Rip.

Reply Posted by Cathy on Tuesday October 29 2013 at 15:08
I just read the news about Ian..we had been friends for over 10 yrs...we always talked of traveling to see each other, but unfortunately it never happened...I live in the United States so it was difficult for me to travel...my deepest condolences go out for his son Lewis and Ian's family....you will sorely be missed....hugs and tears..RIP my dear friend

Reply Posted by Donnadiva on Thursday October 31 2013 at 18:50
Rip Ian. So sorry for his son such tragic news for him to deal with at such a young age. I'm sure his gran will make sure he's taken well care of. Thoughts are with his family and friends and expecially his son xxx