Father's Day tribute left at scene of fatal collision near Aston Villa's training ground
Written by The Newsroom on June 12, 2019
Touching tributes including a poignant Father’s Day card have been left at the scene of a tragic road traffic collision.
The collision occurred on the A4091 at the junction with Bodymoor Heath Lane on June 3 and involved a Grey Ford Ranger and a Silver Yamaha Scooter. The rider of the scooter, a 21 year old man from Tamworth, sadly died in hospital on June 5.
Tributes left at the scene have named him as James O’ Grady, a son, grandson, dad and nephew.
One tribute reads: “We will sadly miss you James. Such a character in all our lives. Taken from us so young. We will remember all the laughs we had as you were growing up and the friendship like brothers you had with Josh.
“You were always the crazy one and life around you was never dull. We will cherish the memories we have all made together, gutted we cannot make any more. Rest in peace.”
A GoFundMe page has also been set up online.
In the CrowdFunding appeal, Brett O’Grady wrote: “My nephew James O’Grady was knocked off his scooter by a 4×4 late Monday night 3/6 and sadly died from his injuries in the early hours of Wednesday 5/6.
“He leaves behind a loving family, many friends and more importantly a partner and unborn son who is due early July.
“As you can understand everyone is devastated and shocked by this sad news.
“Although money won’t bring him back or ease the pain we feel it will however help out his partner Emma and towards the raising of their son in the early stages of his life.
“Any donations would be greatly appreciated, thanks.”
An emotional tribute in a Father’s Day card reads: “To my amazing man and daddy, I can’t believe you’re gone. My partner, best friend, partner in crime, my earth, air and wind. Without you there is no me.
“I love you with all my heart for life and never letting go. I will love and look after our son for you. We will meet again. I love you, your baby girl.”
Police are still appealing for any witnesses of the collision to come forward.
A spokesperson for Warwickshire Police said: “Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time. The incident is being investigated by the serious collision investigation team and request any witnesses or persons with dashcam footage to please call 101 and quote incident number 422 of June 3.”
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