THE heartbroken parents of a Lyndon School pupil who died in a traffic accident have left a touching message to their son.
Brendon Harrison was cycling home when he was in collision with a car in Pierce Avenue, Olton, just before 3.20pm last Wednesday.
The 13-year-old, from Acocks Green, suffered serious head and leg injuries and died despite desperate attempts from paramedics and a nearby resident.
Parents Michelle and William found out about the accident after searching for their son when he did not get home at the usual time.
They said: “We are devastated by Brendon’s untimely passing.
“He leaves a hole in our hearts and his brothers’ and sisters’ lives which can never be filled.”
Father-of-three Ravi Matharu tried to save the youngster after he heard a loud bang outside his house on Pierce Avenue.
“I thought someone had gone into my van but then I saw two legs on the road,” the 39-year-old said.
“I saw it was a young boy and rang 999 immediately. I checked and he was breathing but only ever so slightly. I’m still thinking now if there was anything else I could have done to save him.”
Friends have continued to leave touching tributes and flowers at the scene of the accident for the past six days.
One message read: “I have lost a mate but heaven has got an angel.”
Another said: “R.I.P Brendon, our deepest sympathy, your smile will be missed.”
Head-teacher of Lyndon School, Selina Westwood also added: “Brendon was a very happy student, extremely popular and always smiling. He was a fabulous, enthusiastic, caring student and it is a devastating loss.
“At this time our thoughts and prayers must be with his family and friends who are desolated by their loss.”
The woman driver remained at the scene while ambulance crews battled to save the boy’s life.
A police spokesman said: “The collision was between a gold-coloured Renault Scenic and a pedal cyclist. The rider, a boy aged 13, was taken to hospital and later died as a result of his injuries.”
Anyone with information should call police at Solihull on 0845 113 5000.