Friends of 20-year-old motorcyclist killed in Baldock crash launch petition for Stotfold memorial bench

Flowers on the road where Jack Alexander, 20, died on Thursday, July 17

Flowers on the road where Jack Alexander, 20, died on Thursday, July 17 - Credit: Archant

Friends of a 20-year-old motorcyclist who was killed in a crash last week have set up a petition calling for a bench to be built in his memory.

Family and friends have been leaving tributes to Jack on Royston Road, Baldock

Family and friends have been leaving tributes to Jack on Royston Road, Baldock - Credit: Archant

Jack Alexander was killed when his Yamaha YZFR6 motorbike collided with a silver Volkswagen Transporter van on the B656 Royston Road in Baldock at 7.45am on July 17.

Jack – who went to Samuel Whitbread Academy in Clifton and lived in Stotfold – had just finished working as an apprentice at Thermal Engineering in Royston.

A Facebook page has been created where people can leave their memories of Jack, share photos and support the petition to place a bench at Riverside Playing Fields in Stotfold.

So far more than 750 people have backed the cause.


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Writing on the page, Adam Croft said: “RIP brother, gone but never forgotten. Was never just a friend to me you was always family. Just wish I had the chance to say goodbye! Rest in peace bruva.”

Charlotte Bedford posted: “Still can’t get my head around this, you never expect it to happen to someone you know and have spent four years with at school. Rest in peace angel, sleep tight.”

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William Howe said: “RIP Jacky boy. Miss having my drinking buddy, the only person who could keep up. Hope you’re having fun up there...hold tight.”

To leave a memory of Jack or sign the petition search for R.I.P JACK ALEXANDER X on Facebook.

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