Brother’s tribute to a “loving” 13-year-old boy, killed on Easter Sunday during a family walk
A heartbroken brother paid tribute to his 13-year-old brother who was hit by a car and killed on a family ride on Easter Sunday.
Mason O’Grady was hit by a car in front of his parents as he was crossing the road at a traffic light.
The 28-year-old driver of a black VW Polo was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and of not stopping in connection with the 6:50 p.m. incident.
A mother revealed that her son, a nurse, gave Mason CPR until an ambulance arrived in a Facebook The post office and Mason’s mom, Hayley, thanked him for his efforts.
Mason’s older brother, professional golfer Adam Bryant, paid tribute to him in a Facebook post he started by saying, “Can’t believe I have to write this.”
He asked everyone to share it “so that we can get as much information as possible” to help with the police investigation.
He wrote: “Anyone who knew Mason would know how kind, intelligent and loving he was.
“He would have done anything for anyone, he was really an amazing person.
“This massive shock left a huge hole in our family, so if anyone could help with the investigation please do not hesitate.
“Mason was a huge character who will be truly missed by everyone. See you soon little brother, I love you more than you could ever imagine! ❤️.”
Mason’s grandmother, Julie O’Grady, posted her own tribute saying: “I am beyond broken heart my beautiful grandson and my beautiful daughter and granddaughter, I am always here for you xx . “
Hayley Myles, a friend of Mason’s mother, Hayley O’Grady, of the Sutton Town Netball Club, described the schoolboy as “a beautiful soul”.
Ms Myles told the PA News Agency: “It’s just awful. He was so adorable, funny that you’ve never seen him in a bad mood.
“He was always smiling, always playing tricks on his younger sister Rosie and his mother.
“Mason got involved with us at the club, he spent a lot of time there like many of our children, everyone knew him.
“He was Hayley’s firstborn, and he was her best friend. Mason was a beautiful soul. He will be sadly missed by all of us.”
A commemorative page on the GoFundMe.com website has already raised more than £ 4,000 in less than 24 hours since the crash.
Ms Myles said: “I spoke to Hayley briefly, she was obviously still in shock about what had happened, but she said the fundraising appeal was a nice gesture.
“We’re all still upset about what happened. When the time is right, we’ll mark it right. We all just want to support Hayley and her family right now.”
Paramedics rushed to Chester Road in Erdington, Birmingham, and took Mason to hospital, but he died soon after.
Detective Sergeant Alan Hands of West Midlands Police said: ‘We are still trying to establish how this tragic incident happened and anyone who has information and has not yet spoken to an officer should call us. to 101.
“It is a parent’s worst nightmare and it is impossible to imagine their grief, but specialist officers will support them as our investigation continues.”
Residents on the road say they heard a “loud bang” followed by screams as the boy’s family desperately tried to save him.
A resident said: “I live a little further up the road from where this happened, but my friend was walking his dog nearby and said he heard a loud bang.
“The family was crossing at the traffic lights.
“My mother said she heard screaming shortly after, which she assumed was the boy’s parents.
“It’s heartbreaking to think that they just took a family walk on Easter Sunday and now a poor boy’s life has been lost.