Tributes to Leeds boy killed in lorry smash

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TRIBUTES have been paid to the Leeds family involved in a horror crash which killed a seven-year-old boy and left his younger brother and sister fighting for life

The boy who died when the family’s car collided with a lorry near Folkestone in Kent last Friday has been named locally in north Leeds as Alin Mosa.

On Tuesday, Kent Police said the boy’s two siblings remained in a critical condition at a London hospital.

The children’s parents’ condition was described as stable and improving.

The family, who live in the north Leeds area, are understood to have been returning from a holiday in Europe when the accident happened on the A20 near Saltwood in the Hythe area at around 9.30am on Friday.

A Leeds couple, who are friends of the family, said they had visited the surviving members in hospital.

The couple, who did not want to be named, said: “It is really sad. They are very nice people. He (the father) was always taking his children to football and to swimming. It is a shock for everybody.”

An inquest into Alin Mosa’s death was due to be opened in Kent yesterday, but was adjourned until next Wednesday.

The family’s grey Kia Soul collided with a black DAF lorry.

Emergency services were called to the scene of the collision near Hythe on Friday at around 9.30am.

Investigating officer, PC Dawn Smith of Kent Police’s serious collision investigation unit, said: “This was clearly a tragic incident and we continue to work to ensure we have the full picture of the circumstances that led to the collision.

“I would urge any witnesses who have not already spoken with police to contact us as soon as possible.” Call Kent Police’s serious collision investigation unit on 01622 798538 quoting reference 29-0349.

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