Tribute paid to newlywed dad-to-be who died in A272 collision

A tribute has been paid to a man who died following a collision on the A272 last month.

Police were called at 7.26am on 24 May, to a collision between a blue Suzuki motorcycle and a heavy goods vehicle at Langrish.

The rider of the motorcycle, 25-year-old Paul David Ransom from Waterlooville, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have paid the following tribute to him:

“Paul was on his way to work in Liss when the collision happened – a job he loved with White Rose Garages.

“He lived in Waterlooville with his wife, Sophie. They married last November at Southend Barns. Paul and Sophie are expecting their first baby in October and Paul was so excited to be a dad to a little girl.

“He was an active cyclist in his early 20s and enjoyed going to the gym with his friends and for walks on the beach in Southsea.

“Paul was kind, loyal and always funny. He was taken far too soon and his family are very grateful for the love that has been sent their way. They would also like to express huge gratitude to the many people who helped at the scene.”

This collision remains under investigation so if you have any information or dash cam footage that has not been provided to the police yet please call 101 quoting reference 44230204692.