Friends' tribute to 'ever-smiling' Sam Brown: 15-year-old cyclist died on B1230
FRIENDS of a teenager who died when he was knocked from his bike by a car have paid tribute to a boy who was "always smiling".
Dozens of bouquets of flowers and cards have been laid at the spot where Sam Brown, 15, was hit on the B1230 in Eastrington.
He died in hospital after the accident on Thursday night, which left his 15-year-old friend Luke with serious injuries.
More than 2,400 people have joined a Facebook group called RIP Sam Brown, with hundreds posting their memories of Sam.
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In a message posted in the group, Laura Walker wrote: "Can't put into words how much I'm missing you right now Sam, just want you to come back and tell us all that this is a misunderstanding. Still hasn't sunk in yet that you've gone, I don't want to believe it.
"The happiest lad I knew, not a day went by that you didn't have that cheeky smile on your face. Went to put some flowers down yesterday and it was so heartbreaking having to do that, I didn't want to leave, was hard walking away from it.
"You're missed so much it's unreal. I'm so grateful to have known you."
Sam was cycling from Howden to his home in Chapel Garth, Gilberdyke, with Luke when he was hit by an Audi A4 near the Rose and Crown pub at 8.50pm.
His fellow pupils at Howden School and Technology College have been offered grief counselling after being told of his death in special assemblies on Friday morning.
Friends have been gathering at the spot where the accident happened over the weekend to remember Sam.
Posting in the Facebook group, Laurra Collinson wrote: "I laid down some flowers for you today Sammy, left them aside all the other gorgeous bunches other people had brought.
"They're so beautiful, there are so many. Shows how many people love you and miss you. I made sure they were bright and colourful, just like your personality!
"Don't think I ever saw you in a bad mood, you always had a smile on your beautiful face."
Lydia Kelly said: "You are the cutest, kindest most gorgeous lad in the world and nobody will ever forget you.
"I love you so much and I will never forget you, you cheeky little darling."
Sam's teachers have also left tributes to him on the site.
Ceri Blunden wrote: "I was so sorry to hear the tragic news. Sam never failed to make me laugh or smile.
"Some of my fondest memories of Howden School are of teaching Sam's class in Year 8. A great character, who will be sorely missed."
Jo Lewis said: "He was the funniest kid I have ever taught. Going to miss him so much. He won't ever be forgotten."
A 67-year-old woman who was driving the car was later arrested.
Officers want to speak to anyone who saw the boys, or the Audi, on the B1230 between 8pm and 9pm on Thursday.
Anyone who saw them, or the accident, should call police on 101, quoting log 693 of September 6.