Families pay tribute to teenagers in fatal collision
The families of two teenagers who died in a motorcycle crash
have paid tribute to them.
Photo: Bradley Cooper and Abbey Parker
Boyfriend and girlfiend Bradley Cooper, 18, of Coxs Close in South
Woodham Ferrers and 17-year-old Abbey Parker of The Drive in
Mayland died when the blue Yamaha motorcycle they were
riding was in collision with two tractors on Sunday, September
The collision happened on Lower Burnham Road in North
Fambridge at about 9.35am.
Their families have paid tribute to them.
Louise, Stewart and Carlo Parker, the family of Abbey Louise
Parker, have made a statement on behalf of their
They said: "Abbey was a fun, bubbly and a wonderful daughter,
sister, niece and granddaughter. Abbey lived life to the full
"Abbey was a keen dancer from a young age, through school and in
to her teenage years.
"Abbey was doing an apprenticeship in hairdressing in a local
hair salon in Burnham owned by her family.
"Abbey’s entire family are going to miss her more than words can
describe. The family wish to thank everyone for their kind words
and flowers at this difficult time and it is greatly appreciated by
Bradley's family said: "For the short time Bradley was with us,
every single moment was a joy and every joyful moment we had we
shall cherish in our hearts forever.
"He always woke in the morning with a smile on his face and went
to bed with a smile.
"He spoke to and brought joy to everyone he met. He was a kind
and considerate friend, loyal brother, looking out for his sisters
and the most wonderful son and treasured grandson anyone could ask
"Never judging, only loving.
"Thank you for every moment of joy you have brought us all, and
will still bring in our wonderful memories.
"Our love for you is a journey, starting at forever and ending
at never, you wonderful, special young man.
"You are now together with your wonderful, darling Abbey, no one
will ever keep you apart.”
A 43-year-old local man was arrested following the
collision and remains on police bail pending further enquiries
until January 13, 2013.
Any witnesses are asked to contact the Serious Collision
Investigation Unit on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org