Parents' tribute to 'beautiful' Jordan

THE devastated parents of a teenager who died when she was struck by a car have said she was the “sunshine” of their lives.

James Hore

THE devastated parents of a teenager who died when she was struck by a car have said she was the “sunshine” of their lives.

Jordan Bell, 14, was hit by the blue Volkswagen Golf on Layer Road, close to its junction with Lordswood Road, at about 4.50pm on Friday night.

The youngster, of Littlefield Road, close to where the accident happened, went to Alderman Blaxill School.

She suffered serious injuries and was rushed by ambulance to Colchester General Hospital but later died.

Her parents Steve and Michelle Bell, have paid tribute to their only child.

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They said: ““Our beautiful, blonde, blue-eyed daughter. The sunshine of our lives.

“So full of spirit and generosity, smiling, laughing, will remain forever in our hearts and will be missed and loved by all who knew her. Love always our darling.”

The driver - a 27-year-old local man who was heading towards Layer-de-la-Haye - was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving whilst under the influence of drink or drugs.

He was questioned by officers and has now been released on unconditional bail to re-appear at Colchester police station in May.

Layer Road was closed for about three-and-half hours while road police investigated the accident.

At the scene of the accident, the mounds of floral tributes mounted up as the weekend passed, along with balloons and a teddy bear.

One read: “R.I.P Jordan, you will always be remembered. Lots of Love, Jack Edwards.”

Another said: “Jordan, You really don't know how much I am going to miss you. You was such a lovely girl, pretty, never stopped smiling. So down to earth. I don't know how to take it. I loved you with all my heart. You can have you I-pod speakers as loud as you want babe. Love you, Peyts”.

One said: “Jordan you were the bestest friend anyone could ask for. I'm gonna miss you so much. Love you lots. Natasha.”

Kim wrote: “You were a great friend, there were so many memories we shared and I hate the fact that you're not going to be here anymore, but in my heart you will. Love Kim.”

A neighbour stopped to look at the flowers and was in tears.

He said: “She was a beautiful young girl and had everything ahead of her.

“Her parents are devastated. We only found out this morning when friends of the family came round.

“She had a very bubbly personality. She was a daddy's girl and he is in tatters.”

Anyone with information about the accident should contact Stanway road policing unit on 01206 762512.

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