Mum’s agony as son, 12, killed crossing road after her two partners died in separate crashes

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A MUM has been left “totally devastated” as her son was killed crossing the road – and she had also lost her two partners in separate accidents.

Taylor Tolley, 12, was struck by a car on Friday evening and airlifted to hospital with severe head injuries after the collision in Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

 Taylor Tolley has become the third member of his family to die in a road tragedy
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Taylor Tolley has become the third member of his family to die in a road tragedy[/caption]

But despite paramedics best efforts he died yesterday morning.

Mum Katie Jo Tolley lost Stewart Swift, her first partner and father of Taylor, 11 years ago in a road tragedy.

In May 2007, Stewart died at Hull Royal Infirmary, four days after his car left the carriageway and crashed into a tree.

There were no other passengers in his Citroen Xsara.

‘Devastated this is the third time’

And last September, Katie lost her husband who was also Taylor’s stepdad, Andy Tolley in a motorbike accident.

Just days after celebrating his eighth wedding anniversary, Andy was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary having sustained injuries and needing hospital treatment.

Humberside Police said no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Family friend Sherri Miller has launched a gofundme appeal for Katie.

It raised £4,439 of its £5,000 goal within 24 hours.

‘I cannot imagine the pain’

She posted: “As everyone may be aware Katie Jo Tolley lost her little boy this morning, which is ever parent’s worst nightmare.

“Totally devastated for the family to be going through this for the third time now after Taylor’s dad passed in a car accident 11 years ago, and his step dad passed away 6 months ago in a motorbike accident.

“I am raising money for Katie to be able to lay her son to rest without the stress of money. All contributions will be much appreciated.”


Dozens have expressed their condolences on the fundraising page.

Sarah Costa wrote: “No parent should have to bury a child, our thoughts and prayers be with you and your family at this time.”

Sam McBride said: “I couldn’t imagine the pain of losing your little boy.”

Humberside Police said: “Officers were called to a serious road traffic collision on Brett Street (Friday 15 February) following reports that a car had been in collision with a boy.

“It happened around 5.30pm near the junction of Britannia Road.

“The boy, who had been crossing Brett Street when the incident happened, was airlifted to hospital with serious head injuries. He sadly died this morning (Sat 16 February).

“Police have specialist officers who are supporting his family. Police ask on their behalf to respect their privacy at this time. No-one has been arrested.”

Tributes have been left for Taylor who was struck by a car on Brett Street, Bridlington, East Yorkshire on Friday evening, and died the following morning
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Tributes have been left for Taylor who was struck by a car on Brett Street, Bridlington, East Yorkshire on Friday evening, and died the following morning[/caption]


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