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Teenage cyclist dies two days after Exeter crash

The junction of Tithebarn Way and Pinn Lane in Exeter Image copyright Google
Image caption The crash happened in the Pinhoe area of Exeter

A teenage boy died two days after his bicycle was involved in a crash with a car.

Ben Davies, from Exeter, was seriously injured in the crash at 19:15 BST last Thursday.

The 16-year-old was taken to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, but he died from his injuries on Saturday morning.

The crash involving a silver Ford Fiesta happened at the junction of Tithebarn Way and Pinn Lane in the city, police said.

A driver and front seat passenger of the car were uninjured.

Officers from Devon and Cornwall Police's Serious Collision Investigation Team are investigating and have appealed for witnesses to contact them.

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Ben's father Graham paid tribute to his son and said his organs have been donated following his death.

"Ben brought immense joy to many while he was alive," he said.

"We have, and will always be, immensely proud of him. Through his death he will now go on giving life to others."

The teenager studied at St Peter's School and had just started a course in Engineering and Aerospace at Exeter College having recently received his GCSE results.

A memory book will be available at Unlimited Church in the city, and a cafe run there every Wednesday lunchtime.

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