Cyclist who died in Derby named

Posted on 30th October 2014

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The cyclist who died in a collision in Derby on Tuesday October 28 has been named as Maxx Church of Wolfa Street in Derby.

The collision happened at about 6pm when the bike Maxx was riding was in collision with an Audi A3 at the junction of Abbey Street and Mercian Way.

Maxx, who was 18, sustained serious injuries and died later in the Royal Derby Hospital.

Maxx’s mum Nikki Blount said: “I am completely overwhelmed by the number of messages I have received, and the kindness of everyone’s words is a huge comfort to me.  There is no way I could reply to every single one, but I have read them all and appreciate every single word of comfort.

“Reading messages is a welcome distraction to thinking about how I feel about losing my baby boy.  Please don’t do this to your own mums, wear a helmet.  I’d rather you looked like an idiot than look like Maxx did when he died in my arms.

“My heart goes out to his poor friend Josh who witnessed the whole thing and stayed with him until the ambulance came, then waited at the hospital for news.  I also want to thank all those of his friends who joined Josh to wait for news.”

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