Scott Daniel Gibson's family in tribute after fatal A590 crash

Scott Daniel Gibson Mechanic Scott Daniel Gibson had ridden motorcycles for three years

Related Stories

The family of a motorcyclist killed in a crash with a police van have paid tribute to a "caring and loving lad".

Scott Daniel Gibson, 23, of Barrow-in-Furness, died on the A590 between Melton and Lindal at 22:30 BST on Friday.

A family statement said: "He will be sadly missed by all who knew him."

Cumbria Police has referred the matter to the force's professional standards department and the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

'Big smile'

Scott's younger brother, Matthew, said: "You were a massive part of my life.

"I honestly don't know what I am going to do without you.

"You have touched so many people's hearts. Keep that big smile brother.

"Mam and Dad are in safe hands with me. I will make you proud. Love you."

A family statement said mechanic Mr Gibson was a "car and motorbike fanatic" who loved tinkering with his bikes.

Eleanor Gibson and son Scott Daniel Gibson In a family statement Eleanor Gibson said her son Scott was a "car and motorbike fanatic"

The former Parkview School pupil, of Lesh Lane, worked at Mowbray's Autos in Barrow and had been a motorcyclist for three years.

His boss, Dave Mowbray, described him as a loyal friend.

The police officer who was driving the van was taken to Furness General Hospital suffering from shock.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Cumbria



5 °C 2 °C


  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

  • Aimen DeanI spied

    The founder member of al-Qaeda who worked for MI6

  • Before and after shotsPerfect body

    Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?

  • Lotus 97T driven by Elio de AngelisBeen and gone

    A champion F1 designer and other notable losses

  • A poster of Boris Nemtsov at a rally in St Petersburg, Russia, 1 MarchWho killed Nemtsov?

    Theories abound over murder that shocked Moscow

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.