Tributes paid to boy killed in collision

TRIBUTES have been paid to a teenager who died from his injuries after his bicycle was in a collision with a car.

James Woodall, a student at Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge, was cycling to school on Monday last week from his home in Wimpole when the accident happened near the junction of the A603 and Hurdleditch Road near Orwell.

The 17-year-old was airlifted to Addenbrooke’s Hospital but died on Sunday.

Teachers and his village churchwarden have paid tribute to James, who lived with his parents and sister in Cambridge Road, Wimpole after moving from Royston in December.

Robert Dunbar, headteacher at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Royston, which James attended between the ages of five and 11, said: “Both James and his sister Natasha attended St Mary’s and I taught them both.

“He was a well-liked and hard-working pupil.

“He got on well with the whole school family.

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“James was goalkeeper for the school team.

“He will be sadly missed by those who knew him, and our thoughts are with his family at this time.”

Linda Sinclair, principal at Hills Road Sixth Form College, where James was getting ready to sit his AS Level examinations, also paid tribute to him.

She said: “James was a delightful student with a lovely sense of humour.

“He impressed us greatly with his hard work and conscientious approach to study.

“He was expected to achieve very highly in his AS level examinations.

“James will be sadly missed, and our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time.”

David Price, churchwarden at Wimpole, said the village was “in shock” and that “our thoughts are with his family.”

James’ bicycle and a Honda C-RV were in collision at 9.40am on Monday, March 13.

Anyone with information about the accident, or who saw James or the car just before it happened, should contact Sergeant Mark Dollard on 0345 4564564.