Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Troy Atkinson, 15, killed by a car on April 28, 2009.

Stopping by Cabot Circus this evening was really sad. There's a big tower of flowers growing where Penn Street turns into Lower Castle Street, all remembering Troy Atkinson, a fifteen year old schoolboy from the city.
The flowers are from his friends, his schoolmates, his family.
In the street, traffic and people carry on. Some look at the flowers, but then they get on with their lives. The buses and cars go by as usual.
For the people standing by the memorial or chalking on the ground by it, it is not so easy. These are Troy's friends, and they are showing the world that he will be missed, that he will be remembered. And he will be, but those memories of happiness will be darkened by the pain of his loss - a pain that may fade with time, but never go away.

We in the Bristol Traffic Project -and others in the "cycling and pedestrian transport activist" community- extend our condolences and deepest sympathies to his parents, family and friends. Nobody should die in our streets, and for a fifteen year old to be lost is particularly sad.

This another dark day on Bristol's roads


Anonymous said...

R.I.P Troy
Youu were a rill nicee boy to everone at active8 when we were all sad or pissed off uu would find away to makee us laugh hopee the angle's look after uu up there be good sleep tight matee we will miss uu xx

Anonymous said...

R.I.P Troy
everyone at Bristol Gateway School will truly miss u even though you wasnt there long you was doing so well we will miss u dearly

Everyone At Bristol Gateway School xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

he was the cousin of my best mate!!

matty mcq said...

rip troy miss u mate u take care rip soldier good night mate ........matty

Anonymous said...

Were all missing you so mu8ch troy and we hope your doing well, you were so nice troy looking after us we were a bit gone (: you were taken to soon babe but you know what they say only the good die young, well thats true now. Sleep tight babe untill we meet again.
Troy Atkinson gone but NEVER forgotton xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx