Family pay tribute to Morgan Ackerman who died following a collision with a taxi in Barry
The family of Morgan Ackerman, the 16 year-old boy who died last night at the University Hospital of Wales, where he was taken following a collision with a car in Barry on 3rd January, 2017, have paid tribute to him.
“Morgan, or ‘Morgie’, as he was known to his family, was such a wonderful boy. He was loved by absolutely everybody who knew him and he touched so many people with his infectious personality. He was always joking and always saw the best in every situation.
“It is not an understatement to say he was life and soul of wherever he was and he loved to make people smile. He would constantly tease his older sister Elle by winding her up, but then would always make her laugh afterwards.
“Morgie was such a caring young man, and to give an example, he recently treated the whole family for a breakfast on his wages from his part time job – that was the type of boy he was. He was so giving and thoughtful and we’d almost go as far as to say a ‘mummy’s boy’.
“He was so loved by all of his family and friends and he has left such a massive hole in everybody’s heart. He is going to missed by everybody whose life he touched in his 16 years in this world.“
Morgan was in collision with a white Skoda Octavia taxi at approximately 10.30pm on Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017, on Barry Road, opposite its junction with Llewellyn Street.
He was taken to hospital with severe injuries and sadly died in hospital on Wednesday night (4th Jan).
Officers investigating the incident would still like to speak to anybody who witnessed the collision, who saw a group of male pedestrians prior to the collision walking along Barry road, or who stopped to provide assistance. They’d also like to speak with anybody who may have seen the vehicle being driven prior to the collision and who have not yet given their details.
They are urged to contact the South Wales Police serious collision investigation unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Quoting ref 1700003606.