South West Wales

Swansea student Andrius Zalikas died after motorcycle crash

Tributes have been paid to a Lithuanian student who died after a road crash in Swansea.

Andrius Zalikas's Kawasaki motorcycle collided with a traffic island and railings on Fabian Way on Sunday.

The 21-year-old mechanical engineering student died later in hospital. Police have appealed for witnesses.

His tutor at Swansea University said he had "made lots of friends" on his course and would be greatly missed.

The crash happened at the junction with Baldwin's Terrace at around 08:50 GMT on Sunday.

Mr Zalikas was taken to Morriston Hospital but later died.

His personal tutor Dr James Sullivan said: "Andrius was enjoying living in Swansea, he had settled well into being a student here and made lots of friends with other engineers on his course.

"I enjoyed being his tutor and particularly the lively discussions we had in our tutor group and we will all greatly miss his presence. "

Dr Ian Masters of the mechanical engineering department said: "He gained good grades on his course and was enthusiastic and keen to learn.

"He will be sorely missed by his classmates and tutors. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family."

South Wales Police want to speak to any anyone who saw the crash or stopped to help.

The road was closed for around four-and-a-half hours for police to conduct initial investigations.

South Wales Police appealed for witnesses to contact its roads policing unit in Lakeside, Swansea on 01792 456999 or 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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