Balloons honour for crash dad

Friends and family of Cameron Barr, the young father killed in a collision between a motorbike and a car, let off balloons at the site of the crash in his memory.

Friends and family of Cameron Barr, the young father killed in a collision between a motorbike and a car, let off balloons at the site of the crash in his memory.

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Around 200 people turned out to pay their respects to a young dad who died in a motorcycle crash.

Friends and family of Cameron Barr, who died after his bike was in collision with a van on New House Road, Marton, on June 10, gathered at the crash site to release hundreds of balloons in his memory.

Friends and family of Cameron Barr, the young father killed in a collision between a motorbike and a car, let off balloons at the site of the crash in his memory.

Friends and family of Cameron Barr, the young father killed in a collision between a motorbike and a car, let off balloons at the site of the crash in his memory.

Witnesses joined firefighters and police in their efforts to release Mr Barr, 22, from underneath the van’s front wheels after the smash at 8.35pm.

He died from his injuries at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Friend Anthony Nugent, 33, said: “We just wanted to do something for everyone to be able to remember Cameron.

“There were quite a lot of people there, to the point where it became dangerous to have them so close to the road so we ended up closing it off with cars and a van.

“Cameron had a lot of friends, and it was nice that we were able to meet up and do something like this.”

The balloons were sold for £2 before they were released, and the money will be given to Mr Barr’s family to pay for some of the funeral costs.

His body has not yet been released by the coroners office, so, Mr Nugent said, the family had been unable to organise a funeral.

But his friends are planning another fund-raising event.

Mr Nugent said: “We want to do a raffle for Cameron, so we’re going around businesses for prize donations.”

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