Friends invited to get on their motorbikes for funeral of popular Wigan teenager

A popular teenager who was seriously injured in a motorbike crash will be buried today alongside the tragic uncle he never met.

Thursday, 8th October 2020, 9:56 am
Updated Thursday, 8th October 2020, 10:29 am
Kyle Croston

Friends and family are expected to turn out in force to pay their respects at the funeral of 18-year-old Kyle Croston, from Platt Bridge.

The Wigan and Leigh College student was seriously injured when he lost control of his motorbike on Warrington Road, Ince, on Sunday, August 30. He fell to the road and hit a tree, suffering serious head injuries.

Emergency services treated Kyle and he was rushed to Salford Royal Hospital, where his close family spent two weeks at his bedside.

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But he died on Sunday, September 13, with an inquest hearing his cause of death was recorded as a traumatic brain injury.

A procession, which will include a horse-drawn carriage, will leave the family's home on Woodcock Drive, Platt Bridge, at 1pm today and head to Ince Crematorium for a 2pm service.

Kyle was a keen biker and friends have been invited to attend on their own motorbikes in his memory.

Wigan Council has asked motorists to be aware there may be some disruption to traffic and to allow extra time for their journeys.

Afterwards, Kyle will be laid to rest at Westwood Cemetery alongside his uncle Craig Croston, who was just 17 when he drowned at Appley Bridge's East Quarry in 1999.

Kyle was born after his uncle's death, but he knew all about him and his middle name was Craig in his honour.

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