Nine-year-old boy is killed on Telford crossing

A nine-year-old boy has died after being knocked down on a pedestrian crossing in Telford.

Jayden Lee McIvor, of Hurleybrook Way, Leegomery, died at the scene in Haybridge Road, Hadley, on Saturday despite the efforts of paramedics.

Tributes were today paid to the Year 4 Millbrook Primary School pupil, who was described as a ‘clever, loving and caring boy’, while dozens of bouquets of flowers and soft toys have been left at the crossing.

Jayden was crossing the road opposite Jules Convenience Store when he was struck by a Ford Focus, which had hit a Citroen Grand Picasso, which had stopped for the red light.

He died minutes later after suffering a heart attack. The 19-year-old driver of the Ford was arrested and has since been bailed until April 10 while inquires continue. Neither he nor the driver of the Citroen was injured.

Tributes – Shabir Ahmed at the scene today
Tributes – Shabir Ahmed at the scene today

Millbrook headteacher Martyn Lightwood today said: “Everyone at the school is devastated to hear the tragic news of Jayden’s death.

“Jayden was a very bright and intelligent young man whose humour and smile touched all he met.

“Recently he had been helping me run a book club for younger children at lunch time. He loved sharing books and acting out the funny voices. Jayden was at his happiest when he was able to help others.

“Our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with Jayden’s family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.”

Matthew Joules left a message on the Shropshire Star website saying: “RIP Jayden, your uncle matt loves you very much - you will always be in my heart.” And Telford Elim Community Church in Hadley posted: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jayden at this very sad time. x”

Neighbours in Hurleybrook Way described their shock at the news.

Mrs Syeda Shah, who said her sons used to play with Jayden, said: “It’s terrible. I feel for his mum – I can’t imagine what she’s feeling right now.”

And Mrs Freda Holmes added: “Everybody is just in shock, you can’t believe it.”

Haybridge News shop owner Shabir Ahmed also paid tribute at the accident scene.

The owners of a nearby store saw the crash, and dialled 999 before calling Jayden’s family, who raced to the scene.

A woman from the store, who did not want to be named, said: “Everybody just rushed to it. So many people came and pulled him out from under the car. People took off their coats to keep him warm, I held his hand, another lady kept his airway open.”

The coroner has been informed and a post-mortem examination and inquest will be held in due course.

PC Al Saxton of West Mercia Police appealed for witnesses. He said: “The smallest detail could be important so if you know anything, please get in touch.”

The number to ring is 101, quoting incident reference 103-N-020213.

Comments for: "Nine-year-old boy is killed on Telford crossing"

Luke

Such sad news, :( Through are with family at this time...

The Ali Family

Devastating news. You're in our prayers. If there is anything we can do for you please let us know Rachel and Ross xxx

Pat and John Smart

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this terrible time. Pat and John xx

Chris

Such heartbreaking news., Our thoughts go out to the family. xxx

sammy

sleep tight little man x my thorts r with yr family right now x

Cam

My condolence to Rachel and Ross. My thoughts and prayers are with you. It was a sad day and tragedy as knowing this family really well and what they have gone through in past. A big loss and a very big tragedy :(

Lindsay

Such heartbreaking news , my thoughts go out to all the family at this sad time , god bless them all x

Kerry

Sadly the little boy is my friends Grandson, he was so loved by her, prayers for the family, xx

so sorryto hear about your sad loss xx

The khan family

Absolutely heartbreaking, our thoughts & prayers are with the poor little boys parents, family and loved ones. RIP little one xxx

Kayleigh

Rip little lad thoughts are with theu family

Keira ShepherdNFSS

Thoughts are with his family and friends, tragic. Rest In Peace little man xxx

anne-marie

Such a tragic loss.God bless the little boys family.

The Turley-Moon family

so sad to here this,thoughts with all the family x

jane

rest in peace little dude.x

The Kortbeek family.

God bless you little man. All our love & prayers Ross, Rachel & ALL the family, Huge hugs. xxxxxxx

kyle

very sad news thoughts and prayers are with the family

nick

such a sad tragedy

mollie

such heart breaking news bless him fell so sorry for him and all of his family

Becky and Greg

So sorry to hear such tragic news, the little boy was my friends nephew... Thinking of u all xxx

jane dudley

r I p little man and to his family our hearts go out to you at such a sad time

joanne and stephen

our thoughts and prayers are with the poor little boys parents,freinds.and loved ones its very sad r.i.p little one if there is anythink u need we r era

alisa123

so sorry to hear about the little man thought and prayers for the poor boys family

tania

my thoughts and prayers will be with the little boys who died

R.I.P

Molly

Devastating news:(, your in our prayers. RIP little one xxx

Marie abbeyoffland

God bless you all through your loss of your son he is now gods angle x

Lee

Really sad news im so sorry x

Lee

R.i.p little one, thoughts with your family x

The Kortbeek family.

God Bless you little man, you are in our thoughts. Lots of love & prayers for all your family, we are here for you if you need us. xxxxxxxxxxxx

sarah

rip lil man, thoughts are with the boys family and loved ones :(

The Ahmed family

Really sad heart breaking news. You're in our prayers. If there is anything we can do for you please let us know. Ross and Rachael xx

chris

R.I.P LITTLE ANGEL

Pete

R.I.P Jayden, you and your family our in our thoughts, such a sad sad loss

Chris

R.i.p little angel

Ponder family

Although we did not know you, we are so sad to hear of your loss, you will be forever in our thoughts, R.I.P little man ,

the hutt family

R.I.P little man thoughts go out to the family xxxx

Sat

Can't imagine what the family are going through right now. Thoughts are with you all xx

A.O.D.I.W.T.D.I.S

RIP little fella may your gods guide you through , thoughts are with your loved ones :(

Stevens Family

Our condolences and thoughts are with you at this sad time :( be comforted to know that we all care about you x RIP Jayden xx

Daz

Thoughts are with his family, friends and loved ones.

God bless you.

louise & carl

We are really sorry to here about the news he was a great lad, he was our friends son he will never be forgotten. He is a star up in the sky now who is looking over all of his family. R.I.P jayden sleep tight and god bless xxx

Heather Howe

my heart felt condolences to the Family of Jayden x

Brewer

Truly devastating. Taken away with his whole life in front of him.

I can only try to imagine what the family are going through at this time.

Keep the wonderful memories.

Sincere condolences and best wishes.

Mark & Family

Julie Penglase

The angels will look after him now. My love and thoughts and support go out to the family . xxx.

Leeder Family

So sorry to hear of your loss. RIP Jayden. Heart goes out to family and friends x x x x

Kay Lewis

I was there on Saturday can't believe what I saw such a young life taken so tragically and so suddenly my thoughts are with Jayden's family at this very sad time even though I know as a mother myself nothing will ever be the same for them , I just pray that your grief will ease some day. God bless you Jayden rest in peace

lesley n family

Although we did not know you, we are so sad to hear of your loss, you will be forever in our thoughts, R.I.P little man ,

M Shaukat Ali

Thoughts are with his family and friends

Marta & Lukasz

Plunges into deep sorrow with the family :( God bless you little angel, sleep well ....

Sarah

RIP little one sleep tight, Taken far too soon, Thinking of your family at this sad sad time xxxx

freda holmes

my thoughts go out to the parents of jayden rip little man xxxxx

CEL

Such sad news and a great loss for his family and friends. deepest sympathy go out to them. god always takes the good ones way to early! rip Jayden. My heart actually broke into a million pieces when i heard about this on Saturday as i'm a mother myself. God bless you little boy. <3 xxx

Andrea

R.I.P. Jayden..... Another Angel Taken Too Soon. My Deepest Condolences to The Family, & Friends Of This Little Boy. "God Bless". xxx <3 xxx

Katrina Wynn

My heart and deepest sympathy go out to family and friends in such tragically sad heartbreaking circumstances, the angels must of already taken you as i saw u there an image i shall never forget RIP little man xxx

Telford Elim Community Church Hadley

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jayden at this very sad time. x

Mattthew Joules

R.I.P Jayden your uncle matt loves you very much you will always be in my heart

Kerry

Matt, i am so very sorry for you all, hug your mum for me, i wish i had a magic wand. Is there anything i can do ? Love to you all, kerry xx

Abdul

RIP, little man, words couldn't explain such a loss! Our hearts are with your family!

mandy

so sorry for your loss, rest in peace little man x

shelley thomss

R.I.P little jayden, u were taken far too soon, my thoughts are with the family and friends, such sad heartbreaking news, as a mother myself it's just unthinkable, sleep tight little angel xxx

Becky

Thinking of Rachel and family at this hard time soooo sorry R.I.P lil man xxxx

pat davies

r i p little man . what a wast of a good boy and very clever boy all way miss u .thinking of his mom and dad and jess at this sad time xx

Porsha

we meet only a few times, you where such a lovely boy, i will never forget going out with you and your nan, we played on the slide and you laughed and your eyes sparkled, i still have the photo of that, i will treasure it always,

sending loving thoughts to the family, you will be missed BIG TIME, xxxxxxx

Dan

Such bad news. RIP

Kerry Noble

Rip Jayden. I don't know you but do know some of your family & i know you will be greatly missed. Thinking about your whole family right now & how hard this must be for them all. Lots of love to you all. xx

Hussain family

It,s a heart breaking news we are so sorry our prayer are with him and his family he will be missed by all of us

nicole falconer toy

i dident no this boy but rip little man and send all my sympathy and love to all family and friends xxx

Rachel currier

So sorry for you loss! So heartbreaking! Thoughts are with the family! RIP Jayden xx

Edwards

R.I.P. little angel xxxxx

Kev N

So sad and tragic. My prayers are with you

Haashim Mehmood class7 & Family

RIP Jayden I will always remember you.. Our thoughts are with the family at this sad time xx

Ann

My thoughts are with everyone involved in this devastating tragedy x

theresa grevatt

very sad my heart goes out to the family my son was friend and in jayden class very upsetting for all r.i.p little man xxx

Louise

So very sorry to hear of this senseless tragedy. My deepest heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the family at this most awful time.

sue

so sorry for your sad news my heart goes out to u all at this sad time.....xxxxxx

Caroline Taj

Greatest sympathy to all the family. Such a tragedy. R.I.P another life taken too soon xxx

codie

R.I.P jayden went past the road today i just felt empty i carnt imagin wat the family is goin through right now

Joan Vickers

God Bless You All My thoughts and prayers are with you so so sad

Michelle wild

thinking of you all darling, we can not imagin the pain u must be feeling right now. team 071 send all their love and prayers for u. keep strong and remember the good times. here if u need us xxx

rosalyn chapman

such a sad loss i know the family realy well have been speaking 2 your nanna jayden and uncle matthew they are in bits i will alwys remember when i met you those lovely big eyes and such a lovely smile its broke alot of hearts rip little man you will never be forgotten love to racheal ross matthew jenny ceri and all your other family and friends xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jennifer Kenward

I have only just had the strength to read this article. Jayden was my grandson and we are overwhelmed by the words of comfort we have received from everyone. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who was there who tried to help him. God bless you jay you will be forever in my heart. Nanny xxx

Smith family, Hadley

Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jayden.

Sarah

Wrapping the family in ((((hugs))) thoughts are with you all at this sad time Rip Jayden xx

tina

thoughts and prayers go 2 all of jaydens friends and family at such a devastating time i know nothing can ever replace a child but hopefully in time ur pain will heal and even though it does,nt seem that way now he will always be with u in ur hearts and forever sleep tight little man the world has lost such a precious angel xxxxx

liz

A little innocent life taken so soon, our thoughts go out to his mother and father at this sad time. May your little light continue to shine some how RIP.

no name

thoughts are with family and friends, such a beautiful young boy, bad things always happen to good people, RIP angel x

Shaun and Lou

R I P little angel

Linda and Albert

Can't believe one minute your there and next minute your gone R.I.P little Jayden x x x

so so really sad x

tracy and vince

so sad he is my soninlaws nephew such a fantastic boy our lov and prayers to the family xxxx

Abi Jay and Oliver

R.I.P little man. Another life taken too young, so so sad! Thoughts go out to all your family and friends. XXX

liam armstrong

rip little man so sad to here your gone never forgotten

The Clays Wellington

A little innocent life taken so soon, our thoughts go out to all his family R I P little angel x

Roxanne family

RIP JAYDEN, I never need this little boy but my thoughts are with all of his family and friends, nine years and already gone :( he had a life to live but so sad he never had the change to live it, <3 RIP lil ANGEL so sad <3

sarah

R.I.P little man. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends at this very sad time xxx

Susan Middleton

In one tragic moment so many lives have been changed. Jay was truly a bright and lovely little boy with a brilliant future ahead of him, if only he was given the chance to fulfil his potential. Rachael and Ross you should be so proud of you little boy he touched so many peoples hearts.

RIP Munchkin Love Auntie Sue and Family xxx

LISA EDWARDS

GOD BLESS LITTLE MAN OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE FAMILY AT THIS SAD SAD TIME.XXXXXX

Ali

RIP JAYDEN, I never knew this little boy but my thoughts are with all of his family and friends, nine years and already gone :( he had a life to live but so sad he never had the change to live it, <3 RIP lil ANGEL so sad <3

Skillin Peeps

Dear Jayden

It's been a while since we saw you last in the clan. Sneakly coming online to play some Runescape :P

Hearing this terrible news from your mom was devistating :( You were such a clever boy and you had so many opportunities waiting for you. You did not deserve this :(

You'll be forever with us, forever a Peep <3

R.I.P. Jayden

Mathy

~Skillin Peeps

John Lees and family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you all.

Melissa

This is really sad news, my thoughts and well wishes to the family and friends.

I drive past Hadley four days a week and wondered what had happened. R.I.P Jayden.