Teenager killed in west Cumbria crash

15-year-old Jake Knott, from Essex, was on holiday in Cumbria when he died after his bike was hit by a van. His family said Jake loved the lakes and mountains where he spent his last hours.

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Family 'heartbroken' after teenage cyclist killed on holiday

The family of a 15-year-old boy who was killed while cycling on holiday in Cumbria has released a tribute calling him "an absolutely wonderful and loving son".

Jake Anthony Knott, from East Bergholt in Essex, died on Saturday after being hit by a van at Mecklin Beck, Holmrook, near Seascale.

The driver of the van, a man aged 45, was uninjured.

Jake Knott was a keen footballer, cyclist and sportsman Credit: Family/Cumbria Police

Jake's family said he had been "so happy" to be in the lakes and mountains where he spent his last hours.

"Jake was a keen footballer, cyclist and sportsman, a good friend to so many and an absolutely wonderful and loving son.

“Jake had a gentle but competitive nature, an infectious laugh, cheeky smile and a sharp and witty sense of humour.

“Jake's shocking and tragic passing leaves a chasm in the lives of those that knew him. The hearts of his family who adored him will be forever broken.

“Jake, may your soul soar in the beautiful lakes and mountains where you spent your last hours. You were so happy to be there.

“Rest in peace our darling Jake.”

– Family of Jake Knott, via Cumbria Police

Police name teenage cyclist killed in west Cumbria crash

Cumbria Police have released the name of a 15-year-old boy killed in a collision in west Cumbria. Jake Knott, who was on holiday from his home in East Bergholt in Essex, died following the crash involving his bike and a van in Santon Bridge in west Cumbria.

Flowers at the scene of the crash at Santon Bridge Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Police are investigating what happened but say it appears to be a tragic accident. Sergeant Paul Brown told ITV Border "Jake was out cycling with his father and was in the process of negotiating a steep downhill section of the road and as he's rounded the bend it appears he's lost control of his bike and come into contact with a van travelling in the opposite direction."

The teenager was treated at the scene after suffering serious head, neck and back injuries and flown to hospital in Newcastle, where he was later pronounced dead.

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15-year-old cyclist dies in collision at Santon Bridge near Gosforth

The crash happened at Santon Bridge near Gosforth Credit: ITV News Border

A 15-year-old boy has died after his bicycle was involved in a crash with a van in west Cumbria. The collision happened at Santon Bridge near Gosforth at around 11.30 am on Saturday 23rd August. The teenager suffered serious head, neck and spinal injuries and was treated at the scene before being flown to hospital in Newcastle by Air Ambulance where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

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