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Young cyclist dies after deer collision

Fifteen-year old suffered head injuries in fall

A 15-year old boy has died from head injuries he received falling from his bike after he struck a deer.

The accident happened when Ben Madden and group of friends were riding in Elloughton Dale, East Yorkshire on July 26. The animal is said to have bolted across the road in front of Ben, clipping his wheel and bringing him down.

He was transported to Hull Royal Infirmary and spent four days in a coma but died in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Ben, from Brough in East Yorkshire attended South Hunsley school and was a keen footballer, playing for South Cave FC’s under-15 youth team.

His coach there, Des Cable, told the Hull Daily Mail: "As a team we are devastated by what has happened. Ben was a one-off. Since he joined the team he has been a rock.

"He was such a tall lad, about 6ft 2in. Although he was a defender he would weigh in with quite a few goals from corners. He was a larger-than-life character. He got on with everybody and they all loved him."

Ben lived with his father Darren, mother Kate and sister, Evie.

Police are putting together a file of evidence for a future coroner's inquest.

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