Family pays tribute to 'loving and caring' boy, 11, killed in two-car crash on the A27 in Titchfield

TRIBUTES have been paid to a ‘caring and loving’ 11-year-old boy who died in a two-car crash in Titchfield.

Tuesday, 11th June 2019, 10:12 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th June 2019, 10:31 pm

Benjamin Mundy, of Hewitt Road, Fareham, was crossing the road when he was hit by a Vauxhall Mokka and a Volkswagen Golf just before 4.30pm on Monday, June 3.

The incident, on Southampton Road, led to a road closure while emergency services worked at the scene.

Benjamin was taken to hospital but was later pronounced dead as a result of the crash.

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Benjamin Mundy, who has been remembered by his family in a touching tribute

The youngster’s family have said he will be ‘sorely missed' by everyone he knew.

‘He had such a cheeky and mischievous sense of humour where he would be able to get away with anything with his cheeky smile.

‘He was one of the most caring and loving young lads that you would ever meet.

‘We are so proud of the young man that he was turning into.’

The incident occurred close to Titchfield Primary School and its first aiders rushed to Benjamin’s aid immediately after the crash.

While Benjamin was not a pupil at the school, its headteacher, Michelle Stephens, extended her ‘deepest sympathies’ to his family.

Meanwhile, an outpouring of grief spilled out onto social media, where those who knew Benjamin posted their tributes and others offered condolences to the family.

Commenting on The News’ Facebook page, David Purkiss said: ‘Watched him growing every day – a very sad loss, nothing could replace you, rest in peace little man.’

Doreen Swaine added: ‘Such a tragedy and unconsolable grief for his family at a time when spring is here.

‘Prayerful thoughts are with them to comfort them in the loss of their beloved boy.

‘Heartfelt condolences to the family.’

Antony Turner said: ‘It’s so devastating, I have a daughter the same age.

‘Thoughts are with his family and friends.’

Margaret Jackson said: ‘Deepest condolences to the family of this lovely young man.’

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the crash, or anyone who was traveling past it and has dash cam footage.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting Operation Review.