The family of a 13-year-old boy who tragically died in a collision in Burton-on-Trent have paid tribute to him.
Hussein Quig-Diop was riding his bike to school yesterday morning (13 September), just before 8.30am when he was involved in a collision with a white Renault lorry on Shobnall Road.
We went to the scene with paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service and Midlands Air Ambulance.
Sadly, nothing could be done to save him and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
We understand the distress caused by this tragic event for those closest to Hussein, and those who saw what happened. Specially-trained officers are continuing to support his grieving family as they continue to come to terms with their loss.
We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.
In a tribute to him, Hussein’s family said:
“Hussein Quig-Diop, precious son of Roy and Kimberley, best big brother of Yussuf and Raymon and a much-loved grandson, nephew, cousin and friend to many, sadly lost his life tragically on September 13 2023.
“We are all absolutely devastated and he’ll be missed more than we can put into words. He’s now the brightest star in the sky alongside his big brother Reagan.
“We want to thank the community for all the love and support during this time and ask that our privacy to be respected whilst we grieve.”
The driver of the lorry stayed at the scene following the collision and has been helping us with our enquiries.
Collision investigators are continuing to appeal for any information, particularly CCTV and dashcam footage of the area at the time to get in touch.
Contact us by calling 101, quoting incident 140 of 13 September, or message us using Live Chat on our website – www.staffordshire.police.uk
You can also get in touch with our collision investigators directly by emailing [email protected]