26th Oct, 2021

Tributes paid to 20-year-old Coventry woman who died in crash

THE PARENTS of a woman killed in a motorbike crash in Coventry have paid tribute to their ‘kind, genuine and selfless’ daughter.

Cora Bacon, 20, was a passenger on the white Yamaha bike when it was believed to have collided with two vehicles on the A444 Jimmy Hill Way just before 10.50pm on Friday.

Cora, from Coventry, died at the scene. The rider, also 20, remains in hospital with a fractured pelvis.

No one else was injured in the collision, on the approach to the traffic island at Bell Green Road and Stoney Stanton Road.

Cora’s mum and family, who are being supported by a specially trained police officer, said: “We are devastated at the loss of our beautiful daughter, Cora.

“She was definitely one of a kind – a very kind, genuine and selfless person, always there to support her family and friends when in need.

“Cora was the oldest out of our six children and loved by all her siblings.

“Our loss has devastated so many people, more than what I could imagine.

“Support messages from everyone have been overwhelming but is lovely to see the impact Cora had in the lives of others. So proud of her and the young woman she was for it all to end in this tragic accident.”

Her mother urged anyone with footage or information to come forward to help the police investigation, adding: “We need to understand what happened as we start to come to terms with our loss.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should call police on 101 or submit information via live chat at west-midlands.police.uk.

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