Hussain Quig Burton – The community of Burton-upon-Trent is in mourning as they come to terms with the tragic loss of 13-year-old Hussain Quig, a student at John Taylor Free School. Hussain’s life was tragically cut short when he was struck by a lorry while cycling to school on Wednesday, September 13th, 2023, leaving his family and friends devastated.
The heart-wrenching news of Hussain’s passing was confirmed through a poignant social media post that reads, “RIP Hussain With a very sad heart I write this. Its such a pleasure to call you my nephew what a nice young man you was becoming, and was a pleasure being part of getting you to fall in love with the Brewers fly high mate heaven has definitely got a new angel.”
According to reports, the young teenager, Hussain Quig, was involved in a collision with a large lorry at the junction of Shobnall Road and Wellington Road in Burton just before 8:30 a.m. The impact of the collision was so severe that the road had to be closed for several hours to accommodate collision investigators, paramedics, and forensic experts who were all present at the scene for an extended period. Tragically, Hussain sustained severe injuries, and despite the efforts of emergency responders, he succumbed to them at the scene.
The lorry driver, traumatized by the incident, received medical care from the ambulance service. Authorities are now appealing to the public for any available dashcam or CCTV footage that could provide valuable information to aid in their ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragic accident.
On September 13th, 2023, Kimberley Tams initiated a GoFundMe campaign to provide support for Hussain Quig’s funeral and memorial expenses. However, at the time of writing this article, the campaign has garnered contributions from only 964 individuals, resulting in a total of £15,895 raised through the account. This falls significantly short of the original goal, which aimed to secure a total of £20,000.
A statement from the campaign reads, “Hi, my name’s Kimberley. I’m a mother of 4 and I’ve set up this page for my friend Kimberley to help her with costs of funeral arrangements for her son who tragically died after a collision with a HGV lorry on the way to school. He was a young smart and bright boy. Unfortunately, Kimberley has had four sons and now 2 have passed away. No mother should have to bury their child.”
As the Burton-upon-Trent community joins together in mourning the loss of Hussain Quig, they extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends, offering support and solace during this profoundly difficult time.