A police officer who was driving the car which hit tragic schoolboy Harry Kirkham told an inquest he did not see the teenager before the fatal accident.
PC Lee Monk said the 15-year-old and another boy “came out of nowhere” while he was travelling along Sutton New Road, Erdington.
An inquest previously heard Harry, who suffered a severe head injury and died the following day, had been “free running” when the collision occurred near Erdington police station.In other words, he’s a candidate for Midlands Darwin Awards (Youth Category) 2015.
…to keep his memory alive, the family has set up a dedicated Facebook site, “Remember Harry-James Kirkham” .
So far £4,650 has been pledged and on it, Mrs Kirkham explains why they have set up a fund-raising appeal.
“It’s awful to lose a child and then have to try and find thousands to pay for a funeral that parents don’t save for or even get help from the government,” she said.
“Not only are we grieving, but also getting into thousands of pounds worth of debt.
“It costs £3,000 alone for a grave, and anything from £1,500 to £2,000 for a headstone, this may explain a little as to reasons I opened the Go Fund Me account.”*speechless*