North East Wales

Mother honours Anthony Kelly's organ donation wishes

Anthony Kelly
Image caption 'If there is a small crumb of comfort at this difficult time it is that his wish has been granted,' said his mother

A mother says she has honoured her son's wishes and donated his organs to other people following his death after a road collision in Denbighshire.

Minibus passenger Anthony Kelly, 18, of Prestatyn, suffered serious injuries in the incident outside Rhyl Fire Station.

He died on Monday at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd hospital in Bodelwyddan where he was being treated following the collision in the early hours of Saturday morning.

His mother, Becky, said the family would never be the same again.

She paid tribute to her "much loved son, brother, cousin, nephew and grandson".

'Encourage'

In a statement issued via North Wales Police, she said: "Anthony's wish was that if anything happened to him, if possible as many of his organs as possible should go to help other people - no matter how painful or difficult the decision was," she said.

"If there is a small crumb of comfort at this difficult time it is that his wish has been granted.

"I would like to encourage everyone to be a donor so that they, like Anthony, can help as many people as possible should they be unfortunate enough as we have been to lose a loved one in such sudden and tragic circumstances."

Police are appealing for witnesses.

They were called to the white minibus/taxi-type vehicle on the A548 Coast Road, outside Rhyl fire station at around 03:30 GMT.

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