A biker killed in a crash in Aberdeenshire was a huge cars fan who will be “greatly missed”.
Christopher Watts died after his orange motorbike collided with a grey BMW on the B977 Echt to The Birks road.
The 26-year-old died at the scene, where floral tributes have now been left.
The Robert Gordon University student was from the Kintore area, and attended Kemnay Academy.
However, he had latterly been living in the Ferryhill area of Aberdeen and was working as an equipment and project support accountant for Technip.
Last night, staff at the Westhill-based oil and gas firm paid tribute to Mr Watt.
A spokeswoman said: “Christopher was a valued employee and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.”
Nobody was at Mr Watts’s family home in Kintore last night, but one local resident who has known him since he was a boy described him as a “quiet lad” who “loved his cars”.
She added: “It is so sad when these things happen.”
Mr Watts died on Friday after his Honda Hornett collided with a grey BMQ 320d just outside Echt at about 3pm.
Just a day later, a 28-year-old van driver was killed when his vehicle collided with a car on the B9001 Inverurie to Rothienorman road, near Daviot. The driver of the car was also seriously injured.
And emergency services were called back out to the road again on Sunday after a man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash near Badenscoth Home Nursing Home.
Yesterday local councillor Bryan Stuart said it was time for the local authority to do more to tackle road safety.
He said: “The stats in the north-east for fatal road accidents are about the worst anywhere and it is really disappointing and a terrible blow for the families involved. What struck me was the emergency services having to deal with it, it must be soul destroying for them too.
“We have got to look again and see if there is something we can do. There doesn’t appear to be any simple solution but we do need to ask ourselves why the north-east appears to have such a high proportion of serious and fatal accidents.”