Family pays tribute as motorcyclist killed in Almondsbury interchange crash is named
A MOTORCYCLIST killed in a crash on the Almondsbury Interchange last week has been named by police.
David Naish, who was 60 and lived in Bristol, died at the scene of the collision with a car on the M4-M5 junction, which happened at 6.30am on October 29.
Avon and Somerset police today released a tribute from Mr Naish's family, who described him as "the most wonderful husband, father and friend".
The family said: "On Tuesday 29th October the most wonderful husband, father and friend was taken from us far too soon. It cannot be put into words how much you will be missed and how much happiness and laughter you brought into so many lives. A funny and caring man, never without a smile on your face, you always put your wife, children and others first and would do anything for your family.
“As our dad, you are a massive influence and role model and we wouldn’t be who we are without you and mum raising us and we will be forever grateful for that. We couldn’t be prouder to call you our dad and we are so grateful that you were also a best friend and someone with whom we could have so much fun and enjoy so many amazing memories.
“As my husband, you were a soulmate and best friend; with you I spent the most loving, unforgettable 40 years and 3 months of my life. I have been so blessed to have spent this time with the most wonderful, caring, selfless man. It is heart-breaking when I think of all the plans we made for our futures but I am so grateful for the time we had together, undoubtedly the best years of our lives.
“You have made an impact on so many people and this has been shown through the support and love that has been received. We would like to thank everyone for the cards, flowers, love and support. There are so many stories and memories that have been shared and everyone will always say how much you were loved; the most kind and thoughtful man, you will be always loved and never forgotten.
“As the saying went: ‘Everybody loves Dave.'”
A 21-year-old man was arrested following the collision and has since been released under investigation while further enquiries take place.
Po9lice have appealed for witnesses, particularly drivers with dashcam footage from around the time of the incident.
Collision Investigator Carl Derosa said: “At the time of day the collision happened there would already have been lots of commuters making their way to work.
“We’re keen to speak to anyone who saw what happened or who can tell us about the manner of driving of either of the vehicles prior to the incident.
“We’d also be interested in viewing any dashcam footage of the collision or the two vehicles – a white Volkswagen Polo and a yellow Suzuki motorbike."
Anyone who can help should call 101 and quote the incident reference 5219 249 942.