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Kyle Coen, 14, Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver
The girlfriend of a teenage boy knocked off his bike and killed in a hit-and-run has told how she was waiting for him when he died.
Kyle Coen, 14, was hit by a driver in a grey Fiat Bravo on the A2 London Road near Sittingbourne in Kent on Monday night as he was on his way to see Donna Clarke.
The driver failed to stop and sped off towards Teynham after the incident close to the Bapchild Cricket Club. Kyle was treated by paramedics but died at the scene.
Visiting the spot where he died on Tuesday, Ms Clarke said: "Kyle was going to meet us at 9pm. We waited outside until about 9.30pm and we heard police cars rushing up.
"The next minute the police came up by my mate's house and we heard that there had been an accident and that a bicycle was involved.
"I then heard that Kyle was involved. I tried to rush up and the police stopped me. We heard it was really bad. We were worrying and then we heard that he had died.
"Kyle was really lovely. He was the best boyfriend you could have. I don't want anyone to forget about him. He was always caring. Hopefully he will look down on us."
Police recovered the Fiat Bravo near the scene and a 27-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man are now helping them with their inquiries.
Kyle's best friend Alex Stock, 14, also laid flowers outside the cricket club with his mother Linda. He said: "I'm really upset. I can't believe it... I've just been crying since it happened."
His mother said the two boys had been "inseparable" and had spent Monday together before the accident.
"Kyle was a good lad, never in trouble. It just isn't fair and I feel so sorry for his family and friends. They are such a close-knit group and it has devastated them," she said.
She added: "I spoke to Kyle's mum last night. What can you say to them? My heart goes out to them. There are no words to describe how they must be feeling."
Officers are keen to speak to anyone who saw a car fitting the Fiat Bravo's description in the area at the time of the crash.
A Kent Police spokesman said: "A 27-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man are helping police with their inquiries after a fatal hit-and-run collision near Sittingbourne at about 9.15pm on Monday July 30."
Anyone with information should contact the serious collision investigation unit on 01622 798 538.
what do you think?
Poor lad. Hope they catch who did this
That driver needs locking away for a long time. What's the betting that the good old English justice system gives him / her a slapped wrist, a small fine and some points on the licence.
Derek. Had the cyclist survived they would probably have charged him with leaving the scene of an accident
I find it very disturbing that someone can run another human being down and leave them dying in the road. What sort of nation have we become ??
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Yes Dave,its not like the Britain of 40 years ago,mores the pity
judging by the negative score someone prefers todays society,with all its corporate greed etc, to the communities we had 40 odd years ago,where people looked out for each other.Oh well there's no hope for us then.
About time that people who do this are charged with murder instead of death by dangerous driving! Give them jail time instead of a fine and penalty points - there is absolutely no deterent!
Should carry the same sentence as murder!
Such a shame..R.i.p.