Colleagues lead tributes to motorcyclist from Ely who was killed in collision on Suffolk road

The scene of the collision between a car and motorcycle on the A1101 in Lackford. The crash happene

The scene of the collision between a car and motorcycle on the A1101 in Lackford. The crash happened just before 1.30pm. - Credit: Gregg Brown

Colleagues of an Ely man who died in a collision in Suffolk on Saturday have described him as a ‘respected and dedicated family man’.

David Lister

David Lister - Credit: Archant

David Lister, 47, of Henley Way, was riding a motorcycle when it collided with a car between West Stow Road, Flempton, and the Icknield Way junction, at Lackford, at about 1.30pm.

Mr Lister, a former pupil at Littleport Village College, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The father-of-two was chief design engineer at Ely firm Standen Engineering, a company he rejoined in 2012 having started his career as an apprentice.

He also worked at RJ Herbert Engineering, in Wisbech, and with Anglian Water.

Paying tribute, Richard Holmes, design and production director at Standen Engineering, said: “David started his apprenticeship with the company at the age of 16 as a fun loving, carefree young man.

“He left to further his career in engineering design with Anglian Water and from there to R J Herbert Engineering, in Wisbech, returning to Standen Engineering as senior design engineer in December 2012.

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“David was a much liked and respected work colleague and a dedicated family man who will be greatly missed by everyone here at Standens. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.”

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “The road was closed until 5.55pm to allow a full collision investigation to take place and police are continuing to ask anyone who saw either vehicle prior to the incident or the crash itself to contact the serious collision investigation team.”

Contact Suffolk police on 101, quoting CAD 196 of May 30.

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