Essex

Samuel Breed: Rainham cyclist killed by motorbike in Purfleet

Samuel Breed Image copyright Essex Police
Image caption Samuel Breed, 13, from King Edward Avenue in Rainham, died following the accident in London Road, Purfleet

A teenager died when he was hit by a motorbike while out cycling, an inquest has heard.

Samuel Breed, 13, died at the scene of the crash in London Road, Purfleet, Essex, on 30 June.

A post-mortem examination found Samuel, from Rainham in east London, died from multiple injuries, while the motorcyclist was also injured.

Senior coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray opened and adjourned the hearing, in Chelmsford, until April.

The collision happened at the junction with Vellacott Close.

In a statement issued soon after his death, Samuel's family said: "We have lost a wonderful son. He was loved by all who met him and his star will continue to shine forever."

Police said the motorcyclist remained in hospital, in a "stable but life-threatening condition".

Image copyright Si Braybrooke-Gibbens
Image caption The teenager was pronounced dead at the scene

The full inquest is due to take place on 12 April 2019.

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