October 25th, 2016

Family of bus crash victim Rowan Fitzgerald pay tribute to their ‘adorable and cheeky little boy’

Updated: 8:30 am, Oct 13, 2015

THE family of a seven-year-old boy who was killed in a bus crash have paid tribute to their football loving son.

Rowan Fitzgerald from Leamington died when the double-decker bus he was travelling in crashed into the Sainsburys supermarket on Trinity Road in Coventry on October 3.

His family have described Rowan as an ‘adorable caring person’ who gave ‘so much love’ to everyone he met.

They said: “He was a handsome little boy, whose cheeky smile lit up any room.

“He made life full of laughter with never a dull moment and always kept us going with his cheeky little ways.”

Rowan, a pupil at St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School in Sydenham, was returning from the Ricoh Arena when the tragedy happened.

He was travelling with his grandparents and eight-year-old cousin, who is still receiving treatment at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The family added: “We love and miss him so much and as a family would appreciate any information that can be given to the police investigation to help us understand why our little boy was taken from us.”

Officers continue to investigate the crash, in which 77-year-old pedestrian Dora Hancox also died, and have re-appealed for witnesses to come forward.

Anyone who saw what happened should call 101 to speak to the police .