A MOTORCYCLIST who died while on holiday in Scotland has been remembered as a “devoted father”.

Adrian Placzek, from Worthing, died in hospital following a crash in Caithness, in the north of Scotland.

The 59-year-old’s family said he had been enjoying a motorcycling holiday with friends on the North Coast 500 route when the accident happened on June 14.

The Argus: Adrian Placzek, from Worthing, died while on holiday in Scotland Adrian Placzek, from Worthing, died while on holiday in Scotland

Adrian, who has been described by his family as a “keen motorcycle enthusiast”, was riding his BMW motorcycle when he was involved in a collision with a Skoda Karoq car in Quarryside, Castletown, at about 3.15pm.

He was initially taken to Caithness General Hospital for treatment, before being moved to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

However, he has since died of his injuries.

In a statement released by Police Scotland on behalf of his family, they said that he had “bravely fought numerous critical injuries for a week in intensive care before he died”.

His family described Adrian as being “a devoted father to two young children, and his partner Linda”, adding that he will “always be remembered fondly by the family and friends he leaves behind”.

Sergeant Ewan Calder, of Police Scotland’s Highland and Islands road policing unit, said: “We are continuing with inquiries to establish the full circumstances of this incident, and our sympathies are very much with Adrian’s family at this distressing time.

“We would urge anyone who may have witnessed the crash, or who may have dashcam footage that could help our investigation, to please get in touch.”