An 11-year-old boy died two weeks after his 10-year-old best friend died when a car hit them while they were riding the same bicycle.
Best friends Steven Duffield, 10, and Mason Deakin, 11, were hit by a vehicle on October 19, at around 6pm, and were both rushed to Hull Royal Infirmary.
Steven died on the night of the accident, while Mason was transferred to Leeds General Infirmary and had remained in a coma and life support.
The incident prompted a police investigation to be launched, and was seen combing an area where the accident occurred the following day.
Authorities arrested a 30-year-old man at the scene of the accident, but have been released under investigation.
Humberside Police confirmed Mason’s death on Tuesday, after his uncle shared that his “fun-loving” nephew had lost his fight.
“We are very sorry to report that 11 year-old Mason Deakin has sadly passed away in hospital following a collision on Anlaby Road in Hull on Monday, October 19, in which 10 year-old Steven Duffield also lost his life,” the spokesperson said.
“Our specially trained officers continue to support Mason’s family and also Steven Duffield’s family during this difficult time.”
Jordan Deakin, Mason’s father, previously shared that his family was “in bits” as they keep their hopes up that his son would pull through.
“He is stable but he is not out of the woods yet,” he said. “He is in intensive care on life support and we have been told by doctors that we have got to take it hour-by-hour at the moment.”
However, Mason’s uncle broke the sad news two weeks later.
“Mason Lee fought for his life for two weeks in intensive care and on life support but as a result of a serious head injury he could not fight on no more,” he said.
“I am asking for help and support to help my family raise the funds for funeral costs. I would be very grateful at this sad time for all your help and support as would his mam Kirsty and his dad Jordan.”