Tributes paid to tragic Cameron

Cameron Chadwick
Cameron Chadwick

Friends and family of a teenager who died after a motorbike crash have paid tribute to their “beautiful brave boy”.

Fifteen-year-old Cameron Chadwick was seriously injured when the motorbike he was riding crashed into a bus stop on Helvellyn Road, in Norley Hall, on Tuesday afternoon.

Cameron Chadwick

Cameron Chadwick

He was taken to Wigan Infirmary for treatment but died that evening.

Cameron, who lived in Norley Hall, was a pupil at Abraham Guest Academy and school representatives said they were in mourning for the “popular” youngster.

Paying tribute to him, his family said: “Cameron is our beautiful brave boy, taken from us all too suddenly. Family and his friends are devastated from his loss and life itself will never be the same without Cameron.

“The happiest, funniest, loving lad. We love you Cameron, always and forever in our hearts.”

The happiest, funniest, loving lad. We love you Cameron, always and forever in our hearts

Cameron’s family

Flowers have been left at the bus stop on Helvellyn Road in memory of Cameron and friends have taken to social media to pay tribute to him.

One close friend, who had been at school with Cameron that day, told the Evening Post: “Cameron was very funny, he was dead caring. He wouldn’t let anyone be down and upset.”

The friend’s mother said Cameron was a “good lad” and his death was “a big shock”.

She said: “I want to thank him for being my son’s friend and having fun together and growing up together through high school. He will be missed.”

Helvellyn Road was cordoned off for three hours on Tuesday afternoon while officers from Greater Manchester Police’s serious collision investigation unit carried out inquiries.

One resident, who lives on nearby Saddleback Crescent, said: “I saw the police. They were here for a long while and they cordoned it off. There were a lot of police here and an ambulance.”

Police are appealing for witnesses to what happened and have attached signs to nearby lampposts asking people to get in touch.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 4741, quoting incident number 1340 of February 7.

Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.