Crash vic­tim was an ‘amaz­ing son’ and was ‘one in a mil­lion’


Burton Mail - - News - By BETH PRIDDING bethany.pridding@reach­ @beth­prid­ding

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If you have a com­plaint con­cern­ing a po­ten­tial breach of the Code of Prac­tice, we will deal with your com­plaint di­rectly or IPSO can re­fer your com­plaint to us.

Please go to https://www.reach­plc. com/how-to-com­plain, where you can view our Com­plaints Pol­icy and Pro­ce­dure. A ‘How to Com­plain’ pack is also avail­able by writ­ing to the Le­gal and Com­pli­ance Depart­ment, Reach plc, One Canada Square, Ca­nary Wharf, Lon­don E14 5AP. THE griev­ing fam­ily of a teenager have paid trib­ute to a “one in a mil­lion” young­ster and “amaz­ing son” who was killed in a road ac­ci­dent in Woodville.

Lucas Whit­nall, from Coalville, was rid­ing a mo­tor­cy­cle when he was in­volved in a col­li­sion with a lorry on the A511 Ashby Road in Woodville on Tues­day, Novem­ber 6.

Emer­gency ser­vices were called, but de­spite the best ef­forts of paramedics, Lucas was pro­nounced dead at the scene.

The 17-year-old’s fam­ily have now paid trib­ute to the “kind and car­ing” young man who helped any­one who needed it.

A state­ment is­sued by the fam­ily said: “Lucas was a very pos­i­tive young man with a kind and very car­ing ap­proach to peo­ple he met. He never had a bad word to say about any­one.

“When you were down, he would lift you up. He helped any­one who needed it.

“Lucas had an amaz­ing sense of hu­mour and such a di­rect ap­proach to life. He worked hard, knew where he wanted to go and what he wanted to achieve.

“He was an amaz­ing son and a kind, sup­port­ive big brother. Lucas was one in a mil­lion and will be missed so much by the peo­ple who knew and loved him.”

The road, near the junc­tion with Hepworth Road, was closed for al­most six hours while po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion work was car­ried out at the scene.

The po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion is still on go­ing, said a po­lice spokesman.

Lucas Whit­nall, 17, who was killed when his mo­tor­bike col­lided with a lorry on the A511 in Woodville

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