Boy on his way to play football with friends killed in horror crash
The tragic incident happened on Sunday morning
Tributed have been paid to a 12-year-old schoolboy who was killed in a car crash on his way to play football over the weekend.
Ted Vines died after the Ford Galaxy he was travelling in collided with another car near Bardney, Lincolnshire, on Sunday.
His dad, who was driving the vehicle, sustained injuries in the crash.
Ted was on his way to Branston to play football for Alford under-12s when the collision happened.
Officers were called to the crash at 9.48am on January 16, on the B1190 at Bardney. Lincolnshire Police said the driver of the second vehicle, a Mercedes A220, had been taken to hospital following the collision but the extent of his injuries was unknown.
Paying tribute to the 12-year-old, his family said that he was “happy and brilliant” and a “special” boy.
In a statement they said: "Ted was loved by everyone - he was happy, fun and brilliant and had so many people who loved him.
"On Sunday, he was on his way to play football for Alford Under-12s at Branston, as he was a part of that team.
"Everywhere he went, Ted made friends. He was a special part of the community for everyone.”
His football team also paid tribute to Ted, saying: "Alford Town FC is deeply saddened at the tragic passing of one of its Under 12 Football Team, Teddy Vines following a car accident on Sunday 16 January.
"Teddy was a popular. committed and much-loved member of the team and he will be desperately missed by his team-mates and all the players and parents at the club.
"Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to his family. We wish his dad, Paul, who is also a popular and much-loved character at the club, all the very best in his recovery from the injuries sustained in the crash."
The club asked members to "respect the family's privacy at this difficult time."
As a club we are devastated by this tragedy, he was a much-loved member of his club. He always had a smile on his face and a chuckle was never far away when Teddy was around. He will be desperately missed. Our thoughts and prayers to the family. Thank you for messages of support https://t.co/oBKuO2icU4
— Alford Town Football Club (@AlfordTown_FC) January 17, 2022
Glen Thompson, head teacher at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar in Alford, where Ted was a pupil, said: "This is of course a very sad time for the entire school community, above all our thoughts are with the family at this time."
Lincolnshire police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have dashcam footage to come forward.
Anyone with information can contact the police by 101 and quoting Incident 141 of 16 January, emailing [email protected] with putting “Incident 141 of 16 January” in the subject line, or calling Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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