SCORES of people have taken to social media to pay tribute to a motorcyclist who died from injuries sustained in a head-on collision on Friday.
Tributes have flooded in for Janek Szarzynski after police confirmed yesterday that the 29-year-old had died from his injuries at Southampton General Hospital on Friday.
The collision with a fellow motorcyclist happened on the B3054 Beaulieu Road between Hilltop and the Heath roundabout in the New Forest at 7.10am that morning.
The other rider, a 48-year-old man from the New Forest, remains in a critical but stable condition.
Many heartfelt messages have been left on social media by those who knew Janek, who lived in Elmhurst Road, Fareham.
Jamie Lee Jones wrote on Facebook: ‘Absolutely gutted to hear of the passing of a lovely lad I went to school with! My most sincere condolences to all his family and close friends! RIP Janek, fly high with the angels.’
Linzi Madie Calder wrote: ‘Moments like these you just realise how short life and precious life really is. Another beautiful life taken from us. RIP Janek Szarzynski. Thoughts with your mum Ruth and family xxx.’
Katie Richardson wrote: ‘RIP to a man who I called my big brother. I can’t believe what’s happened. It shouldn’t of happened. I was so blessed to know you. And I’ll never forget you. Sleep with angels Janek x.’
Michelle Penfold, called Janek an ‘old friend’ and shared a picture of the motorcyclist with her post.
She wrote: ‘Just heard the news that an old friend who I met originally about 15 years ago, has tragically lost his life in a motorbike accident.
‘It has been a long time since I last saw him but will always remember him as such a nice and unique guy. Love and hugs go out to his family and friends on this sad evening, I hope everyone is raising a glass up to his memory this weekend.
‘RIP Janek Szarzynski, you will be sorely missed.’
Sergeant Mark Furse from Hampshire Police’s serious collision investigation unit said: ‘We would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed this collision on Friday morning.
‘There were several vehicles around at the time of the incident so if you have not yet spoken to us, please get in touch as you may have information which could assist our investigation.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sgt Furse on 101, quoting 44170052732.