This is the first photo of the tragic motorcyclist who died after his bike collided with Love Island star Kem Cetinay’s car.
Tommy Griggs, 28, was killed yesterday when his bike was involved in a crash with the star’s Mercedes G Wagon.
Today his partner paid a moving tribute to the father of her daughter who celebrated her first birthday a few days ago.
Amba Davies said, “The past four years have not been the easiest, but you have given me the best gift anyone could have ever given me.
“She loves you so much Tommy and I’m going to tell her about you every day and I’ll make sure she makes you so proud!”
She added on Facebook: “You have my heart Thomas Roy Griggs. May you rest in eternal peace ❤️’.
Tribute: Tommy Griggs, 28, was killed yesterday when his bike was involved in a crash with the star’s Mercedes G Wagon. Today his partner, together with Tommy in the picture, paid a moving tribute to the father of her daughter who celebrated her first birthday a few days ago.
Crash: Kem was ‘shaken’ after his Mercedes G-Wagon collided with Tommy’s engine on Thursday morning in Romford, Essex
Damage: Photos from the crash site show the damaged motorcycle on the sidewalk
Kem is said to have remained ‘traumatised’ after the fatal crash with a motorcyclist ‘who overtook him and ended up on the wrong side of the road for the 60mph crash’.
The reality TV star, 26, is said to be ‘shocked’ after his Mercedes G-Wagon collided with a motorcycle in Romford, Essex, on Thursday morning.
Paramedics fought to save the motorcyclist, but he died tragically in the accident. Photos of the crash show Kem in the G-Wagon vandalized behind police tape and the damaged motorcycle lying on the sidewalk.
Witnesses said the motorcyclist overtook cars as he drove up Shepherds Hill in Romford as the TV star drove down.
‘I sympathize with him. He saw someone die before his eyes,” a witness said The sun. “The driver of the motor flew about 20 feet into the air before landing on the road.”
Shock: Kem escaped the crash unharmed but is in shock from the ordeal and is traumatized (pictured in 2019)
They said “about six witnesses” saw the crash, with the motorcyclist overtaking the cars when he “ran headlong into Kem’s car at about 60 mph on a 30 mph road.”
Kem, who won Love Island in 2017, escaped unharmed but is in shock from the ordeal and is “traumatized,” friends say.
A witness who saw the aftermath of the crash told MailOnline: “Kem was clearly upset and distraught by what happened. He walked up and down. He was on the phone talking to two women by the side of the road. He seemed to be in shock.’
It happened more than 700 meters from Kem’s restaurant Array, which he opened last July.
A source told MailOnline: ‘Kem is devastated by what happened. He is a sensible driver; no one could have foreseen this tragic accident.
“There is no wrongdoing on Kem’s part, he is not at fault and is being treated as a witness by the police.
“He is still dealing with the shock, along with close friends and his family.”
A statement from the Metropolitan Police confirmed: ‘Police were called at 1132am on Thursday, August 4, following reports of a collision at Shepherds Hill, Romford.
‘Police and London Ambulance Service’ [LAS] attended. A car had collided with a motorcycle at the scene.
‘Despite the efforts of medics, the male motorcyclist [no further details] was unfortunately pronounced dead on the spot at 12:04. Investigations are underway to notify next of kin.
The driver of the car stopped at the scene and is assisting the police with their investigation. He hasn’t been arrested.’
A statement from Kem’s representative said: ‘Kem was involved in a traffic accident at approximately 11:30 this morning close to his home in the Brentwood area.
Past reality: Essex star Kem won Love Island in 2017 with ex-girlfriend Amber Davies and won the £50,000 cash prize (pictured in June 2017)
Motorcycle: Paramedics fought to save the motorcyclist, but he died tragically in the accident (the motorcycle pictured)
Scene: Kem’s G-Wagon was seen after the collision with police officers and a patrol car at the crash site that killed a motorcyclist
Police: The site of the impact was cordoned off by the police while officers stood guard
Devastating: A forensic investigator took photos of the crash site
Scene: A motorcyclist’s helmet was seen on the ground where the impact occurred
Debris: Pieces of the bike’s shattered parts were scattered across the road
Closed: Road in Essex was closed by police during the investigation
Photos obtained by MailOnline show the trauma helicopter arriving at the scene to take the crash victim to hospital
Kem, who won Love Island in 2017, escaped unharmed, but the G-Wagon he was driving (pictured earlier) was damaged
Tragically, a motorcyclist was killed in the collision. Kem has assisted the police and is being treated purely as a witness to the incident.
“Kem will not comment further on this matter other than his heartfelt condolences, prayers and condolences to the motorcyclist’s family and friends.”
In 2017, Kem won Love Island with ex-girlfriend Amber Davies, 25, taking home the £50,000 cash prize.
The couple broke up for four months after being crowned champions, but have remained friends.
Following his popularity on the ITV2 show, Kem and former co-star Chris Hughes, 29, starred in the spin-off series Straight Outta Love Island and released the single ‘Little Bit Leave It’.
A police patrol car was pictured at the scene of the tragic collision when a cop closed the road to allow paramedics to work
A police officer with two witnesses was seen on the side of the road. Kem’s representative confirmed that the motorcyclist had died
Kem has since worked for ITV’s This Morning as their entertainment presenter and starred in 2018’s Dancing On Ice.
Last July, he opened Essex restaurant Array, which has proven to be a favorite among his reality TV friends and 2.6 million fans.
The former hairdresser is a mental health advocate and has spoken out about suffering from anxiety and depression throughout his childhood since winning Love Island.
He has previously served as an ambassador for the charity CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably), becoming Childline’s first mental health campaigner in 2019.
Reality star: Kem has worked for ITV’s This Morning as their entertainment presenter and starred in 2018’s Dancing On Ice since winning the ITV2 show