Girl, 14, killed in horror crash with car as she rode her bike as family pay tribute to teen who ‘loved life’ | The Sun

A 14-year-old girl has been killed in a horror crash while riding her bike – and her family have paid tribute to their teen who "loved life".

Isla Cochrane, 14, was cycling along a Cambridgeshire road not too far from home when she and a car collided.

Emergency services rushed to the scene, and paramedics sped the teen to hospital, but she sadly died of her injuries.

The car's driver, a man in his 20s, was uninjured and remained at the scene, police said.

The horror incident unfolded on Saturday at 8.20pm, on Oakington Road, Girton. Isla was from Lawrence Close, less than five miles away.

Flowers have now been laid near the cycle path to remember the teen.

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Her family have also paid tribute to their "kind" teenager, who will be remembered for her "unconstrained outlook and fantastic style".

They said: "Isla loved life; she enjoyed so much – the outdoors, friendships, art, sewing, baking, hockey, mystery stories, codes, music, Scouts and so much more.

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"We will always remember her kindness, unconstrained outlook and fantastic style.

"Her death has left a huge hole in our lives, and in those of her many friends.

"We will love and miss her always."

A spokesperson from cycling campaigners Camcycle said: "We are devastated to hear that a young cyclist was killed riding on Oakington Road near Girton at the weekend – our thoughts are with her loved ones at this time."

Isla's school, The Perse School, have also paid tribute to her, saying she will be remembered her as a "talented and cheerful" student.

The school said they are doing everything they can to "support Isla’s friends and the wider school at this very difficult time".

They are also encouraging the community to bring flowers and leave messages of their memories of Isla at a dedicated tree on the school site.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary is appealing for witnesses and information about the crash.

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Anyone with dashcam footage or who saw the vehicle, a silver Mini Cooper, in the moments leading up to the collision are asked to get in touch.

You can contact them via their webchat quoting incident 443 of 10 September or call 101.

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