Wakefield: Tributes paid to teenager killed by bus

The family of a teenager hit by a bus say he may have been listening to music on his mobile when he was killed.

Scott Reynolds, 18, died when he was struck by the single decker on Marsh Way in Wakefield on Friday.

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His aunt, Joyce Armstrong, 48, of Eastmoor, said: "He had his music on his phone and he still had his earphones in, he loved his music."

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She warned youngsters: "Always take your headphones out when you are crossing a busy road, don't be distracted by your ipods or phones. Take more care and look and listen when crossing."

The tragedy happened just after 5.30pm as Scott crossed the road near Wakefield Bus Station.

Fighting back tears, his mother Catherine Reynolds, 42, of Eastmoor, said Scott's sisters Nicole and Lucy, six-year-old twins, are struggling to understand what happened.

"He loved them to bits," she said. "He worshipped them. They keep saying 'is he an angel now? Has he gone to heaven?' And they think he is going to be helping Santa."

Miss Reynolds said she and Scott and his little sisters spent Friday morning shopping in Wakefield.

She added: "I gave him a kiss and I said 'I will see you tomorrow.' That was the last thing I said to him. He was just my loveable little boy."

Scott also leaves older sister Lynn, 20.

His friends have now set up facebook page R.i.p Scott Reynolds as a tribute to the former Wakefield City High school pupil.

Police are investigating and an inquest into Scott's death was opened and adjourned on Tuesday. Witnesses should contact police on 0845 60 60


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