The family of a motorcyclist killed in a collision on the Isle of Wight have released a tribute



Police were called at 6.45pm on Thursday 15 July to reports of a collision involving a car and a motorbike on Whiterails Road, Wootton.

The motorcyclist, 31-year-old Samuel Gibbons from Newport, was taken to St Mary’s Hospital where was sadly pronounced dead.

His family have released the following tribute:

“Sam was a caring father, son, brother, nephew, uncle, grandson and friend. He would have helped anyone if he could.

“He had a real passion for bikes and would always be getting his hands dirty. Sam had previously worked as a mechanic in his younger years and would be the one everyone went to for a helping hand, it was always in his blood.

“It’s been a real bittersweet tragedy for his family and friends as Sam had just overcome some struggles he had been faced with and recently said, ‘I had a hard road to go down but I managed to turn things around, and I’m now the best version of me I’ve ever been’.

“Sam will be dearly missed by so many, and leaves behind 2 young children, their mother, his father and 5 siblings.”

We continue to encourage anyone who witnessed the incident, or captured any dash cam footage, who has not yet spoken to police to call 101, quoting 44210279717.