Friends pay tribute to biker who died in smash
TRIBUTES have been paid to a young Ashford man who devoted his life to helping others.
Darren Clark, 23, who lived in Park Farm, Kingsnorth, with his brother and a friend, died in a crash on the A251 Ashford Road at Sheldwich.
Shortly before 5pm on Sunday, September 21 his red Honda motorcycle was in collision with a burgundy coloured Jaguar car travelling in the opposite direction near the New House Lane junction.
A former Ashford North School pupil, he trained and worked for many years until recently as a mechanic at Ashford Self Hire in Hanover Close, Cobbs Wood, Ashford.
His boss Steve Markham described him as a perfect worker and said that the entire staff and regular customers were devastated by the loss.
He said: “He came to me as a 17-year-old and always conducted himself maturely.
“He was the perfect exam- ple of a fine young man and he was like one of the family to me.
“He would help anyone in need and was extremely popular, with a vast number of friends.”
Darren’s funeral will be held at Charing Crematorium today (Thursday) at 11.20am.
His family has requested family flowers only and invite anyone wishing to contribute to instead make donations to Demelza Hospice Care for Children and Kent Air Ambulance through funeral directors East & Co in Albemarle Road, Willesborough, Ashford, TN24 0HL.
POLICE are continuing their investigation into the accident and want to contact the driver of a silver Renault Picasso, which was one of the first vehicles on the scene.