A teenager, who was seriously injured following a fatal collision in Stock last week remains in hospital in a stable condition.
Officers were called to Stock Road in Stock at around 8:20am on Friday, 3 November following reports of a car colliding with two children.
Sadly, Freddie Coleman, 15 died at the scene. His family have since paid tribute to Freddie who was “loved by everybody who knew him.”
Both families wish for their privacy to be respected at this difficult time.
'Beautiful boy Freddie'
The parents of a boy who sadly died after being involved in a collision in Stock have paid tribute to their “beautiful boy Freddie”.
Freddie Coleman, 15, sustained fatal injuries during the incident, in Stock Road, shortly after 8.20am on Friday 3 November.
A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.
He has since been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue. This means, the investigation is still active and progressing.
In a statement, his parents Jason and Jo said:
“Our beautiful boy Freddie, a much-loved son, grandson, brother, nephew and uncle sadly died on 3 November at 8.30am “He was loved by everybody who knew him, our kind happy funny boy. “Please respect our privacy during this dreadful time.”
A second teenage boy was taken to hospital as a result of the incident for treatment for serious injuries.
We continue to appeal for anyone who witnessed the incident or has dashcam footage of it to come forward to speak to us.
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Saturday, 4 November
Officers from Essex Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit are continuing to investigate a fatal collision in Stock on Friday, 3 November.
Emergency services were called to Stock Road in Stock at around 8:20am yesterday following reports of a car colliding with two children.
Sadly, a 15-year-old boy died at the scene. His family are aware and receiving support from specialist officers.
Another teenage boy was taken to hospital where he remains in a critical condition.
A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs. He has since been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.
Detective Inspector Mark Fraser of our Serious Collision Investigation Unit said “This tragic incident has had a huge impact on the community.
“Our detectives are carrying out a number of enquiries, including reviewing dashcam footage and CCTV to determine the circumstances around this collision.
“We are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have any information to contact us.”
We need anyone who witnessed the incident, has dash cam footage of it or has any information to get in touch.
Friday, 3 November
Officers investigating a serious collision which took place in Stock Road, Stock, are now in a position to confirm that, sadly, a child has died.
All emergency services were called to the incident shortly after 8.20am on Friday 3 November after reports of a vehicle colliding with two children.
Despite all efforts from medics at the scene, one of those children, a boy, has died.
The second child has been taken to hospital for treatment.
A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs.
The road remains closed between School Lane and Honeypot Lane and will remain closed for some time as our investigation into the incident is progressed.
Detective Inspector Mark Fraser, of our serious collision investigation unit, is leading the investigation.
“This is quite clearly an incredibly tragic incident which will be felt by many people across the area, not least the families of the two young victims. “Our role is to establish the circumstances which led up to this incident, which we will do meticulously, and I would ask people not to speculate, whether in person or online. “I would also like to thank everyone who has already come forward to speak to us and would urge anyone who has information and not yet spoken to us to please come forward.”