Heartbroken mum pays tribute to teenage son killed in Sutton Coldfield motorcycle accident
A heartbroken mum of a 16-year-old boy who died following a collision in Monmouth Drive, Sutton Coldfield has said he was her “greatest gift of all”.
Demari Thomas, aged 16, died after the motorbike he was riding was in a head-on collision just before 8pm on Monday (27th Sept).
He was treated at the scene first by a passing doctor who stopped to help and then by paramedics. But despite their best efforts Demari was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
West Midlands Ambulance Service issued a statement saying: “When ambulance crews arrived, they found several off-duty medics who had stopped to render aid and were administering CPR to the motorcyclist, a man, who was in cardiac arrest.
“Ambulance crews quickly took over treatment to administer advanced life support but sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead on scene a short time later.
“The drivers of both cars, two women, were out of their vehicles and were assessed by ambulance staff after sustaining minor injuries in the collision.
“One woman was conveyed to Good Hope Hospital for further precautionary checks whilst the other woman was discharged on scene.”
Police later provided further details about the incident that led to the fatal accident. Officers believe that the motorbike that Demari Thomas was riding was overtaking a black Audi when it collided with a Ford Fiesta, travelling in the opposite direction.
The grief-stricken mum of the teenager issued a heartfelt tribute to her son today:
“In loving memory to my wonderful son, of all the special gifts in life, however great or small, to have you as my son,
was the greatest gift of all.
“A special time, a special face, a special son, I can’t replace.
“With an aching heart, I whisper low, I miss you son and love you so.”
Sergeant Mark Crozier, from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “A teenager has sadly lost his life and our thoughts are with Demari’s family, who are being supported by specialist officers at this difficult time.”