Pupils remember James with silent tribute

PUBLISHED: 12:58 31 October 2006 | UPDATED: 11:08 06 May 2010

PUPILS at a Hitchin school held a minute s silence this week in memory of a teenager who has tragically died. James Marshall, 16, of Bedford Road, Hitchin, died in the London s Royal Free Hospital on Thursday, five days after suffering severe head injurie

PUPILS at a Hitchin school held a minute's silence this week in memory of a teenager who has tragically died.

James Marshall, 16, of Bedford Road, Hitchin, died in the London's Royal Free Hospital on Thursday, five days after suffering severe head injuries in a car crash.

James, who had recently left the Priory School near his home to become a student, was a back seat passenger in a Honda Civic that crashed near the roundabout on Avenue One, Letchworth GC, travelling east along the Baldock Road.

The car flipped over after colliding with the kerb and crashed through a fence coming to rest on its roof in undergrowth.

James and another passenger were cut from the rear of the vehicle by firefighters from Hitchin and Baldock.

Then two front seat passengers suffered only minor injuries.

After being taken to Lister Hospital James' condition deteriorated and he was transferred to the Royal Free Hospital where he died.


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