Girlfriend tells of heartbreak over biker’s death in crash with car outside Kew Gardens

The girlfriend of a motorcycle enthusiast who died after a horrific crash outside Kew Gardens said today she had “lost her soulmate”.

Kevin Tyson, 28, was sent flying over the handlebars into a roadside barrier after the Sunday lunchtime collision with a car.

Mr Tyson, a construction worker, was a regular at motorcyclist haunt the Ace Cafe in Wembley.

Hundreds of friends from London’s biker community joined relatives for a candlelit vigil at the spot where he was killed at the end of last month near Kew Gardens’ Victoria Gate.

Fatal crash: Police at the scene in Kew Road 

His girlfriend Kirsty Hill said: “Kevin was one of a kind. We had a really special relationship and I’ll cherish every single precious memory. 

“I’m completely heartbroken, he was my soulmate but he’s resting with the angels now. He will always be in my heart.”

His mother Ruth said she found out about his death on social media four hours after the collision at the junction of Kew Road and Litchfield Road.

She said: “I was told he didn’t stand a chance. He didn’t even have time to put on the brakes.”

Young motorcyclist dies after crash on busy south-west London road

His mother said of the vigil: “To see all the people turn out just for my son brought a great comfort to me. He touched so many people’s lives and I had strangers telling me incredible stories about my son I never knew. I sat back and all I could see were bikes and helmets, it was amazing.”

Close friend Dillon Sharpe, who was also at the vigil, said: “He was a popular guy who touched everyone’s hearts and brought people together. Kevin was like a brother to me.”

Witnesses to the accident are asked to call police on 020 8543 5157. The car driver stopped at the scene and there have been no arrests.

A JustGiving account set up by Mr Tyson’s older sister Kelly has raised almost £3,000 towards his funeral.

Her message reads: “You died doing what you loved and you have left so many broken hearts behind.”

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