THE FAMILY of a motorcyclist who died after hitting a traffic barrier has paid tribute to him.

Jonathan Skinner, from Warrington, was killed after his motorcycle collided with traffic barriers in Mosley Road, Trafford Park on Friday, September 28.

Police and emergency services rushed to the scene shortly after 2.55pm, where officers and paramedics fought to save his life.

Paramedics administered CPR, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Skinner’s family have paid tribute to the 44-year-old father-of-one.

His wife, Rachel, said: “Jonathan was a beloved husband and daddy to Jack.

“Jonathan sadly died on September 28, aged just 44. He was cruelly taken from us far too soon.”

The family have penned a poem in memory of the “devoted husband and father”.

“They say there is a reason,

“They say that time will heal,

“But neither time nor reason,

“Will change the way I feel,

“For no one knows the heartache,

“That lies behind our smiles,

“We have broken down and cried,

“We want to tell you something,

“So there won’t be any doubt,

“You’re so wonderful to think of,

“But so hard to do without.”

Road closures were put in place as officers from GMP’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit launched an investigation into the incident.

But police do not believe any other vehicles were involved in the collision.

There have been a number of fatal road accidents around Traffic Park this year.

In July, a motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a car on Barton Dock Road, Stretford.

A man in his 20s died in hospital after suffering catastrophic injuries.

In May, 19-year-old Sophie Louise Smith was killed in Europa Way after a man lost control of his BMW at an illegal car meet. Anyone with information about the circumstances surrounding the collision should contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 0161 856 4741 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.