Tributes to Chorley man, 55, who was killed in weekend motorcycle crash

Tributes have been paid to a Chorley man who has been named by police after he was tragically killed in a motorcycle crash at the weekend.

By Matthew Calderbank
Friday, 8th April 2022, 11:50 am
Updated Friday, 8th April 2022, 12:04 pm

David Steven Ware, known as Dave, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on the A6 near Shap in Cumbria on Sunday afternoon (April 3).

The 55-year-old, of Willow Drive, Charnock Richard, was one of two motorcyclists involved in the collision with a grey Peugeot 2008 at the Edge Brow junction.

The second biker – also in his 50s and from Lancashire – was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He remains in hospital where his condition is described as stable.

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David Steven Ware, 55, of Willow Drive, Charnock Richard, Chorley was sadly pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on the A6 in Cumbria on Sunday, April 3

In tribute, Dave’s heartbroken family described him as “a kind and loving family man with a larger than life personality”.

“He was loved and respected by all that knew him,” said his family, adding, “he had a passion and enthusiasm for everything he did in life and he will be greatly missed.

“We would like to thank the police, the paramedics and the air ambulance for all of their effort and support.”

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Cumbria Police are urging anyone who witnessed the crash or the moments leading up to it to get in touch.

Officers say would particularly like to hear from anyone who has dash cam footage which might help them with their investigation.

Anyone with information can report online at, quoting incident number 118 of 3 April 2022.

You can also phone on 101 or contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.