Balloons to be released for tragic teenage girl killed in collision in Barnsley

Paige Bateman
Paige Bateman

Balloons are to be released at a gathering for a 14-year-old girl killed in a collision with a lorry in Barnsley.

Paige Bateman was involved in a collision with a Scania HGV on Doncaster Road just after 3pm last Friday.

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The collision happened close to the junction with Heathfields and Vaal Street and an investigation into the circumstances is underway.

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Paige was described as a 'bright, caring and beautiful girl' by her heartbroken mum, Hayley, following her death.

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She attended Barnsley Academy and hoped to become a midwife.

Floral tributes have been left at the crash scene.

Friends and relatives are due to gather at Swannee Pond at 4.30pm tomorrow to release balloons as a tribute to Paige.

Her favourite songs will be played during the gathering.

On a Facebook page set up for tributes to be left to the teenager, Alesha May Sanderson posted: "A beautiful young girl gone too soon."

Courtney Shaw wrote: "R.I.P Paige. Gone but never forgotten. Didn't deserve this gorgeous. Big hugs to all your family at this time."

And Ryan O'Hara added: "R.I.P Paige. Gone but never forgotten. Fly high, you didn't derserve what happened to you. You were a nice caring girl."