Patrik could make your day with his smile, says colleague
CARING Patrik was ‘working around the clock’ to buy his own house when he lost his life.
The 21-year-old, pictured, was very close to one of his colleagues, Connie Fitzpatrick. Connie’s own son, Luke, was murdered in Neasden two year and Patrik had b there for her.
They both worked at Patrik’s father’s waste management company, Gowing and Pursey.
Ms Fitzpatrick said: “He was putting in all the shifts that he could he was working rou the clock so he could a house one day. very sensible for a boy of his age.”
She said: “He would smile and it would make your day, he was totally inoffensive.
“When felt down, he would walk in and would feel better. Some people cannot be bothered to talk but he had time for anybody and everybody.
“Even before lost my son, we got on really well, we were great
IIIfriends. He was very sweet. He could read from my face what was thinking and that is unusual for a boy of that age.”
Patrik bought flowers for Ms Fitzpatrick for Mother’s Day in
March when they went for a
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Ms Fitzpatrick was in a restaurant having a meal when she heard about Patrik’s car crash on Friday, May 23.
She said: “will never get over the crash. The day it happened was close to the day my own son, Luke, died. Their anniversaries are at a similar time.”
In the last three years there have been 4,749 casualties as a result of crashes in Bucks - 68 deaths, 607 seriously injured and 4,074 slight injuries
73% were occupants of cars, minibuses or light vans (goods vehicles weighing less than 3.5 tons), where the use of seatbelts is compulsory
In a crash you’re twice as likely to die if you don’t wear a seatbelt
There were 1,169 crashes in Bucks in 2012 resulting in 21 deaths, 197 serious injuries and 1395 slight injuries Thames Valley Police hands out £100 fines for failing to wear a seatbelt. The maximum penalty at court is £500
In Buckinghamshire young drivers account for 27 per cent of killed and seriously injured casualties, motorcyclists 22 per cent, business drivers 22 per cent and older road users 17 per cent
Between 1999 and 2010, 46 people died on the roads in the Chiltern local authority and 91 people died within the South Bucks area
Drivers and passengers aged 1734 have the lowest seatbelt-wearing rates combined with the highest accident rate
Studies show people are less likely to use seatbelts on short or familiar journeys