A sister has paid a heartbreaking tribute to her brother, a young father-of-two who died in a motorbike accident in Swansea.
In a tribute to Michael Maxwell, his sister Sarah said: “Swansea has lost another good one. Another legend. My little homie. My brother Michael”.
Michael, who was just 26, died tragically in an accident along Carmarthen Road in the morning of August 25 when the Kawasaki bike which he loved collided with a Ford Transit minibus. You can find all our Swansea stories here.
His sister said: “Don’t want to write this and don’t really know what to write. There are no words. The morning of Wednesday, 25 August, my younger brother Michael Maxwell died tragically, in a motorbike accident, aged 26. My mum and dad, brothers, family, his partner, Amy, friends and anyone that knows him are all truly, truly devastated and heartbroken. The main thing holding us together right now is Mike’s two beautiful babies, my niece and nephew Ayla and Zion.”
Other tributes from family friends and people who knew the young man have poured in to support the family. Many described the loving father as a “lovely, kind, caring young man, a pleasure to be with” and “loved by every single person that knew him”.
Within his sister’s tribute, the family have welcomed anyone who knew Michael to pay their respects at the funeral.
“Mike’s funeral will be held at Morriston Crem at 2:30pm on Tuesday, 14 September. Please wear a little something bright green,” the tribute said, adding that his favourite colour featured heavily on his bike, van and business marketing.
She added: “Though inside the crematorium is capped at 60 people and has to be on invitation (due to Covid), the service is played on a speaker outside too so all welcome to pay respects. Venue afterwards will be at the Spatz in Morriston, all welcome there too”.
The family have now started a fundraiser aimed at helping Michael’s two children; Ayla who is 2 and Zion who is 6 months old. You can support here.
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses surrounding the traffic collision. A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said “a 56-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving with a controlled drug and was released under investigation. The investigation is still ongoing.”
Officers are appealing for anyone who may have either witnessed the collision or the manner in which these vehicles were being driven to contact them. Anyone who may have CCTV or dash-cam footage is asked to contact South Wales Police quoting reference *298980
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