Wife of bike crash victim critically ill

The scene of the crash which killed Tony Arrandale (below). His wife Wendy remains in a critical condition in hospital.
The scene of the crash which killed Tony Arrandale (below). His wife Wendy remains in a critical condition in hospital.
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The victim of an horrific motorway crash in which her husband died is in a critical condition in hospital.

Wendy Arrandale, 49, was riding pillion passenger on a motorbike with husband Tony, 62, when they collided with two other bikes on the M6 in Staffordshire.

Tony Arrandale

Tony Arrandale

Despite paramedics’ best efforts, Mr Arrandale, a grandfather-of-two, of Ashfield Road, Bispham, died from his injuries as he was taken to hospital.

The collision involved riders on two other motorbikes, who were not left seriously injured by the crash, but Mrs Arrandale remains in the University Hospitals of North Staffordshire, in Stoke-on-Trent.

A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: “She remains in hospital in a critical, but stable, condition.

“The two other male motorcyclists taken to hospital have since been discharged.

“The investigation into the circumstances of Saturday’s collision is ongoing and we are continuing to appeal for witnesses.”

The couple were travelling on their Kawasaki motorbike to meet fellow bikers in Plymouth, where they had been due to catch a ferry to attend a rally in Faro, Portugal – an event they attended annually.

The crash happened just before 9am, between Junction 15 (Stoke) and Junction 14 (Yarnfield), as traffic slowed to avoid debris left after a lorry suffered a tyre blowout.

Anyone with information about the crash is urged to contact PC Rob Green or Sgt Ian Revans at Staffordshire Police’s collision investigation department on (01785) 234094.

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