Heartbroken mum's world ripped apart after son, 25, dies in devastating bike crash

A heartbroken mum has revealed her anguish and sorrow after losing her beloved son in a tragic motorbike crash last month. Steven Taylor, 25, described by his mother Deb as “the kindest soul”, died after colliding with a pick-up truck in Kilnhurst, South Yorkshire, on June 24. He was rushed to hospital but sadly died the following day from head injuries sustained in the crash, leaving his family, including his mum and older brother Michael, devastated.

Paying tribute, Deb, 55, said: “He was the most caring, thoughtful and beautiful person with no malice in his bones at all. “He loved his motorcycles and car and most of all his beloved cat, Gizmo.

Steven and his cat Gizmo

“He was just the kindest soul going and his family were everything to him. He was a genuine, kind person and no one had a bad word to say about him.”

Steven, who worked as an accountant, lived at home in Mexborough, near Doncaster, with his mum and brother, and was also a beloved nephew, cousin and uncle. He loved going out on his motorbike and his mum insists he was a careful driver. She said: “He mainly went out with me because I’m a biker too and he really did love his bike.

He was just having a ride out that day and it’s devastating what has happened.

Heartbroken mum's world ripped apart after son, 25, dies in devastating bike crashSteven, 25, was described as the “kindest soul”

“It’s ripped our worlds apart and it’s been horrendous these past couple of weeks. Everybody loved him. He was a really good guy and a careful biker and driver.”

Tragically, the fatal crash which took Steven’s life echoed similarities to another tragedy which killed his father Russell two years ago in Maltby. The 53-year-old also died in a motorbike crash in 2018 and after Steven’s death at a notorious accident hotspot, the family are keen to get the speed limit reduced in Carr Lane where the accident took place. Deb said: “That road just needs something doing about it.

It’s a 60mph road but it should have a much lower speed limit because there have been quite a few crashes.”

Heartbroken mum's world ripped apart after son, 25, dies in devastating bike crashSteven was incredibly close to his mum Deb and older brother Michael

Paying a final tribute, Deb added: “All our hearts are in a million pieces at the moment and devastated doesn’t even come close. “There are just no words to even come close to describing what all his family and friends are feeling and his death has left a massive hole in our lives that won’t ever be filled.”

What police say about the crash

Roads policing officers for South Yorkshire Police are looking to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or has CCTV or dashcam footage of the crash which happened in Carr Lane on June 24 at around 3.50pm. They are also keen to hear from anyone who witnessed either vehicle – Mr Taylor’s black Honda motorbike or the grey Nissan Navara pick up – in the moments prior.

You can report information by calling 101 and referencing incident number 678 of June 24.

Any footage can be emailed through to enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk , with the incident number as the subject title.