Teen with ‘heart of gold’ dies in car hor­ror

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD HALF MARATHON - KAREN BRIT­TON

ABOY trag­i­cally died when he was crushed by a rolling car as he tried to stop it.

Kaden Gow­ers, 13, had been in his friend’s par­ent’s car on Fowey Close, off St Austell Av­enue, in Macclesfield, be­fore the in­ci­dent hap­pened at around 9pm on Tues­day, Septem­ber 20.

Emer­gency crews rushed to the scene of the hor­rific ac­ci­dent, but Kaden died from his in­juries.

An in­quest, which later opened at War­ring­ton Coroners Court, heard that the hand­brake of the car was off and it started rolling. Kaden and a friend got out of the car to try to stop it, but Kaden fell un­der the car and died from his in­juries, the hear­ing was told.

Chris­tine Hurst, se­nior coroner’s of­fi­cer, told the hear­ing: “Kaden had been in his friend’s par­ent’s car when the hand­brake was in­ad­ver­tently taken off.

“The car started rolling back.

“Kaden and his friend got out and tried to pre­vent the car rolling back any fur­ther but Kaden fell un­der the car and sus­tained fa­tal in­juries.”

The in­quest heard that the young­ster, who at­tended All Hallows Catholic Col­lege and was born in Salford, died from mul­ti­ple se­vere con­tu­sions, or bruis­ing, to his head and chest. The hear­ing was ad­journed un­til a later date.

Af­ter his death, tributes had been paid to the ‘pop­u­lar and friendly’ young man. A fundrais­ing page set up to raise money for his fu­neral has ex­ceeded its £2,000 tar­get, rais­ing more than £2,600 so far, and Peter Herds bak­ery in Wilm­slow has of­fered to do the cater­ing for free.

Amy McMa­hon, who launched the ap­peal, wrote: “I’m do­ing this page to raise funds to help my friend, Kerry. On Tues­day her life changed for­ever when her eldest child, Kaden, had been in­volved in a se­ri­ous ac­ci­dent.

“He was a very smart, car­ing young man who had a heart of gold and would do any­thing to help any­one.

“His mum called him a friendly young man who had his whole life ahead of him, and he meant the world to her and his sib­lings.

“I am do­ing this page to try and raise funds to help Kerry give the send off her lit­tle boy de­serves.

“Our hearts are bro­ken.” ●● VISIT gofundme. com/2q92c6s to do­nate.

●● Kaden Gow­ers

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