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A20 Sidcup accident: Friends pay tribute to Kaine May killed in collision

10:59 21 July 2011

Kaine May, 14, was pronounced dead at the scene

Kaine May, 14, was pronounced dead at the scene

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Students and staff have paid tribute to a “popular and promising footballer” and college student who was killed after being knocked down by a car.

14-year-old Kaine May, died on Sunday on the A20 Sidcup bypass after being hit by a black Honda Accord car.

The Kemnal Technology College student was pronounced dead at the scene close to the Flamingo Park sports club, at around 3.45pm.

A friend who was with him at the time said they had been on their way to a funfair in the park but never made it. Olivia Kenny, 14, from Beaverwood School for Girls said: “He loved football, he was always smiling, and was really cheeky. He was a lot of fun to be around.

“I couldn’t believe it when I found out, It doesn’t seem real.”

On Monday pupils in Kaine’s Year 9 class created a shrine in front of the school gates with photos, messages and flowers in tribute.

Students at the college in Sevenoaks Way have been offered counselling to help them deal with the trauma.

Headteacher Christain Marcham said: “He was a very popular, likeable, talented young man particularly on the sport field.

“He was a great footballer, had deals with Chelsea and West Ham and played for the school team.

“It’s been a real shock, staff as well as pupils have been really upset, it’s a great tragedy.

“When the time is right, we will be speaking to the boy’s family to create something in his memory.

“The boys are keen to do something related to football for him.

“We will have a service to celebrate his life.”

Mr Marcham added that the aspiring footballer touched a lot of lives and was very popular in the community.

The driver, a 34-year-old man, stopped at the scene and was arrested and bailed to return to a south London police station in October.

A post mortem examination on Tuesday gave the cause of death as multiple injuries. An inquest opened and adjourned at Croydon Coroner’s Court.

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call the Road Death Investigation Unit on 020 8285 1574. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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