Vigil for teen killed on Christmas Day

14:32 30 December 2011

Flowers left in memory of Edward Heal

Flowers left in memory of Edward Heal

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A CANDELIGHT vigil will be held in memory of a 19-year-old soldier died in a car crash on Christmas Day.

Edward Heal, who played rugby in Yatton for five years, was walking home in Kenn Road, Clevedon when he was involved in an accident with a Mazda at 1.15am.

Friends have left messages of support on the pavement by the accident site and will gather by the roadside at 11.45pm tomorrow evening (Sat).

His mother, Elaine Coles, of Butterfield Park, Clevedon, said his friends wanted to be with Ed as they would have done on New Year’s Eve as normal.

With many expected to attend the vigil, the street lights in Kenn Road which were recently turned off to save money, will be switched on for the night to ensure everyone remains safe, a North Somerset Council spokesman said.

* For a full report and tribute to Ed check out next week’s Mercury

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4 comments

  • The fact the lights were off is bad enough but for the council then to say they will be switched on for safety reasons for the vigil surely this begs the question is the council leaders who took the decision to switch these lights off liable for corporate manslaughter

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    Big Penguin

    Saturday, December 31, 2011

  • Was the fact that the lights were not on a cause of this awful accident..? To say they will be turned on for safety seems to give an admittance of responsibility.

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    T-Bone

    Tuesday, January 3, 2012

  • I understand why the Council switched off lights to save money but anyone with any intelligence surely would have left them on over Christmas and New Year. Our son who was visiting came back from town late at night and was completely lost..

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    gordon mitchell

    Monday, January 2, 2012

  • Maybe if the lights hadn't been switched off in the first place, this tragic accident may not have happened?

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    Karen Purnell

    Friday, December 30, 2011

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