“He was a truly fab son and we are destroyed”: Mum’s tribute to 18-year-old killed in Broadheath crash

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The mother of Marcus Simmons-Allen, the 18-year-old who died after being hit by a car in Broadheath last week, has paid tribute to her “loving, caring” son and said her family had been “destroyed” by his death.

Paula Allen, from Broadheath, has issued a heartbreaking statement paying tribute to her son who was in a collission with a car on George Richards Way on Sunday October 10th.

Despite the best efforts of the emergency services and staff who treated him, Marcus died at Salford Royal Hospital.

And his mum says her son, a budding engineer, has had a “lifetime of dreams” taken from him.

She said: “Marcus was a truly fab son. He was loving, caring, polite, and would help anybody.

“He was a popular lad who left a mark with everybody who had the pleasure of meeting him. He had a great group of friends, who he shared plenty of laughs and fun.

“Marcus had a lifetime of dreams and ambitions ahead of him. He truly wanted to do something productive with his life and complete an engineering degree and follow a career in engineering. His fab sense of humour was as infectious as his smile.

“We now as a family, and extended family, are destroyed. Our lives are in tatters. The devastation and loss of Marcus is immeasurable and it’s affected friends, their families and community.

“We would like to thank all emergency services who responded to the incident on George Richards Way, then staff in trauma and ICU at Salford Royal – you gave us the time to say goodbye to our precious son.”

Connor Matthews, 22, of Portland Road, Stretford, has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving in connection with the incident, as well as driving otherwise in accordance with a licence, and driving without insurance. He has been remanded in custody.

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