Pictured: Man who died after his motor scooter collided with an ambulance on a 999 call
- Shaun Jackson, 31, was riding his bike with his friends in south Yorkshire
- The young father had previously warned others about safety on the roads
Pictures have been released of a man who died after his motor scooter collided with an ambulance on the way to a 999 call.
Shaun Jackson, 31, died from catastrophic injuries when his bike was struck by paramedics in Hoylandswaine, near Barnsley in south Yorkshire.
The ambulance was on its way to an emergency when it collided with the bike on the A628 Barnsley Road at around 10.25pm on Friday night.
South Yorkshire Police confirmed on Saturday afternoon that Shaun had died after he was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Shaun was a young father who was out riding with his friends, it has been revealed.
Shaun Jackson, 31, died from catastrophic injuries when his bike was struck by paramedics in Hoylandswaine, near Barnsley in south Yorkshire on Friday night
The victim was out riding with friends when he was struck by paramedics in Hoylandswaine, near Barnsley in south Yorkshire
He was a keen scooter fan who had previously warned others about road safety.
Emotional tributes have been paid to Mr Jackson on social media by his friends.
Steve Fenson, of Elm Valley Scooter Club, wrote on Facebook: ‘Sending out our condolences to Shaun Jackson to his family and friends who has tragically died in a RTA yesterday.
‘Shaun was one of the Honda plonk gang who did the Humber Bridge ride with us. Sadly missed. RIP young man.’
Dean Cusworth added: ‘RIP Shaun Jackson. Top bloke sadly took too early!’
Another post read: ‘Fly high my bro Shaun Jackson. what a boyo you was brother gone but never gona be forgotten always in our hearts brother.’
Police said the ambulance was on its way to an emergency when it collided with the bike on the A628 Barnsley Road at around 10.25pm.
The driver of the ambulance is helping officers with their investigations.
Shaun was a keen scooter fan who had previously warned others about road safety
South Yorkshire Police confirmed on Saturday afternoon that Shaun had died after he was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries
Shaun was hit by an ambulance on Friday night which was on its way to a 999 call
Floral tributes have mounted at the scene of the crash. One read: ‘To Shaun.. You’ll forever be in our hearts.’
Mr Jackson had previously spoken out on Facebook imploring other bikers to ‘take it easy’ on the roads.
He wrote in 2020: ‘From a biker to a biker. A young lads just lost his life yesterday bless him.
‘However it’s happened it’s happened and it’s easily done and we all do the same weather [sic] it’s bikes quads fast cars etc.
‘So have a think lads and just take ya time plz especially when on them roads because cars come owt of nowhere.
‘And before you know it it’s 2 late and it has a big affect on other people’s life’s.
‘To my good pals especially take a step back n take it easy.’
A stretch of Barnsley road was closed overnight as collision investigators tried the piece together the circumstances of the crash.
Police said the ambulance was on its way to an emergency when it collided with the motor scooter on the A628 Barnsley Road on last night
Shaun was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and South Yorkshire Police this afternoon confirmed he had been killed
A stretch of Barnsley Road was closed overnight as forensics teams and collision investigators tried to piece together the circumstances of the accident
In an updated statement today, South Yorkshire Police said: ‘Enquiries into the fatal collision that occurred on the A628 Barnsley Road in Hoylandswaine on Friday night (28 July) are continuing at this time.
‘We continue to appeal for anyone with information to come forward.
‘We would particularly like to speak to anyone on Barnsley Road at the time who may have seen the collision, or anyone driving along either of the two Barnsley Roads who may have caught the collision on a dash camera.
‘We are also appealing to any premises that has CCTV cameras which cover the junction to check their footage and see if those cameras caught the collision.’
South Yorkshire police said anyone with information could pass it on via the force’s online live chat, their online portal or by calling 101. They added to quote incident number 1232 of 28 July 2023 when getting in touch.
A Yorkshire ambulance spokesman said yesterday: ‘We can confirm that an ambulance on its way to an emergency was involved in a road traffic collision with a scooter at around 10.25pm on Friday night (28 July) on the A628 Barnsley Road, Hoylandswaine.
‘The male scooter rider sustained serious injuries and was conveyed to hospital, but very sadly died on Saturday (29 July). First and foremost, our thoughts are with the man’s family at this very difficult time. We are working with the police to help with their investigation into the cause of the collision.’
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