Teenager, 17, died from chest and stomach injuries after electric bike he was riding hit telegraph pole next to cycle path, inquest hears
A teenager who crashed into a telegraph pole on an electric bike in Wales died of chest and stomach injuries, it was revealed at the opening of an inquest today.
Jamie Michael Jones, 17, was killed when his bike apparently hit the pole alongside the cycle path on the B5114 in Sealand Road, Garden City, on December 12.
At a brief hearing at Ruthin John Gittins, senior coroner for North Wales East and Central, said initial reports were that Jamie had been riding a motorised scooter but it was in fact an electric bike.
He was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital but died shortly after arrival.
Jamie Michael Jones, 17, was killed when his bike apparently hit the pole alongside the cycle path on the B5114 in Sealand Road, Garden City, on December 12
After a post-mortem examination consultant pathologist Dr Mark Atkinson gave the cause of death as trauma to the abdomen and thorax.
Adjourning the inquest to a date to be fixed, Mr Gittins said further police investigations were being carried out into the tragedy.
In a tribute, reported by the Daily Post, his family said: ‘Jamie was dearly loved, and he will always be in our hearts.
‘He will be profoundly missed by us all and this leaves a huge impact on us all as a family, as well as everyone else who knew and loved him.
‘As a family, we would like to ask everybody to respect our privacy during this very difficult time.’
Jamie, who lived nearby in Garden City, played in goal for Saughall Colts Junior Football Club for six years.
Paul Hitchcox, chairman of the club’s trustees, said following his death: ‘He will be sorely missed by all those remember his smiling face each week at Seahill playing-fields.’
Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses and urge anyone to come forward via its LiveChat facility, or by calling 101, quoting reference number 21000859395.