Tribute as Keynsham motorcyclist Alex, 18, dies

THE family of a teenage motorcyclist from Keynsham, who died in a collision on the A4 Bath Road at Brislington, have issued a tribute.

Alex Thompson, 18, was involved in a collision with a car near the Hicks Gate roundabout at about 3.45pm on Thursday June 22. Emergency services attended the scene, but despite their best efforts, they were unable to save him.

His family said: “My Alex was such a kind-hearted, caring boy and always wore a cheeky smile. He was loved by everyone who he crossed paths with. He made a massive impact in just 18 short years of life, and we have so much support from everyone that knew him at such a difficult time.

“He had his whole life ahead of him. He was on his way to pick up the keys to his first flat. He will forever make us proud.”

Police said their sympathies were with the family and that a family liaison officer would be offering support over the coming weeks.

A spokesperson said: “We continue to appeal for your help as we investigate this tragedy. If you were travelling on the A4 Bath Road and witnessed the incident, have dashcam footage or saw either a Yamaha motorcycle or a blue Vauxhall Crossland in the time leading up to the collision, please contact us.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 and quote reference 5223147737.

A fundraiser has been set up for Alex’s funeral – visit