School’s tribute to teenager

Brad Campbell

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Brad Campbell’s former school has paid tribute to the teenager, who died in a road accident on Sunday.

Brad Campbell, 17, who lived in Onchan with his parents and brother, died when a Renault Clio hatchback, in which he was a passenger, was involved in a collision on the Foxdale Road near the Archallagan plantation junction at 12.10am on Sunday.

Police say they have traced a taxi driver who helped at the scene of the collision – and they have renewed their call for further witnesses to come forward.

One of the two other passengers remains in the intensive therapy unit, while the other has now been released from hospital and is recovering at home.

Meanwhile, a tribute to Brad has been paid by his former school.

In a statement Ballakermeen High School said: ‘Everyone is desperately saddened to hear this devastating news.

‘Brad was a lively character, well-liked by his peers and teachers.

‘He was a keen sportsman and was a member of Union Mills Football Club.

‘Brad left school in summer 2013 very much looking forward to learning a trade. His tutor, Mrs Wareing, remembers him as a popular young man who always had a smile on his face. Our thoughts and prayers are with Brad’s family at this time.’

Inspector Derek Flint said: ‘We have made good progress with our inquiries, and I’d like to thank those people who have already come forward. Amongst these, we have managed to trace the taxi driver, and have been able to speak to him.

‘We’d still like to hear from anyone who was travelling along that road from Braaid to Foxdale around the time of the collision by giving us a call here at headquarters on 631212.’

The driver of the Renault Clio was arrested on suspicion of having caused death by dangerous driving. He was bailed pending further police inquiries.

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