Teenage cyclist sadly dies following a collision with a car in Great Barr

The family of Sean Purchase, aged 15, who died when his bike crashed into a car have paid tribute to their loved one.

Sean was riding along Wandsworth Road when he was hit by a grey Vauxhall Astra near to the junction of Bandywood Road in Great Barr on Tuesday 7th February.

A quick-thinking driver used his van to shield the lad from further harm while a woman performed CPR until a police officer, who was in the area at the time, was able to take over having summoned additional support.

Medics raced Sean to Birmingham Children’s Hospital under police escort for intensive treatment. Unfortunately it became apparent that his injuries were non-survivable and he sadly passed away on Monday 6th March.

Speaking about their loss, his family, said: “Sean was the strongest person anyone could meet and we are so proud of him and have been truly blessed to have him in our lives.

“Life will never be the same for all his family and friends however his kind nature and awesome sense of humour will never leave our hearts.

“As a family we would like to thank everyone for their kind words and support at this devastating time.”

The driver stopped at the scene and is helping police with enquiries however officers continue to appeal for any witnesses who have not yet come forward to contact PC Damian Gibson at the Collision Investigation Unit on: 101 ext 843 6056 or by emailing: fl_collision_invest@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk

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