Volunteer blood biker for NHS died transporting life-saving supplies

A volunteer biker, who delivered life-saving blood supplies died in a Bank Holiday crash.

Russel Curwen, 49, from Kendal, Cumbria, collided with a white Jaguar XJR car in Lancaster at 7.45 pm on Saturday.
He was airlifted to royal Preston Hospital but his much grieved family stressed that he died doing what he loved.

The man driving the Jaguar aged 65, from Morecambe. Lancashire, was also taken to the hospital but he only suffered minor injuries.

The volunteer, Mr. Curwen was working as an NHS medical services support driver and also did voluntary work for Blood Bike North West.

The Lancashire police confirmed that he was conveying items on his Blood Bike North West motorbike at the time of the tragic incident.

Paying tribute to Mr. Curwen, the family said: ‘Russell liked to live life to the full. The family told that he had great



interest in diving, skiing, mountain biking and surfing. But he will be remembered best for his employment as a medical services support driver and voluntary work for the Blood Bike North West.

Sgt Lee Harris, of Lancashire Police, appealed for witnesses to contact them with any information about the tragedy.

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