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Darren Wade: 'He has left a large hole in our hearts that cannot be filled' says A120 crash widow

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The motorcyclist who died in a crash on the A120 between Little Hadham and Standon in August was a 37-year-old father of two from Harlow.

Darren Wade's widow, Amy, paid tribute to her husband as a "hard-working and loving family man". They have an eight-year-old daughter and five-year-old son.

She thanked the women who stayed with him until emergency services arrived, after the accident on Wednesday August 7, just before 10pm. Darren had been riding his Suzuki motorcycle; no other vehicles are believed to have been involved.

Darren Wade (16213686)
Darren Wade (16213686)

Formula 1 fan Darren grew up in Enfield, where he attended Albany School. He worked for Medlocks Electrical Distributors in Waltham Cross for many years before moving on to DHL.

Amy said: "Darren will be hugely missed by all that knew him. He has left a large hole in our hearts that cannot be filled.

"He was a hard-working and loving family man who would chat to anyone. Darren was well known for his chattiness and friendliness, and got on with everyone.

"Wherever we went, someone knew his face. He was in a job he loved and had lots of potential for the future."

Amy added: "I would like to thank the ladies who stayed with Darren until the emergency services arrived."

The family have received support from specially trained officers from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire road policing unit.

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