Tributes for “fun, bubbly and popular” teenager killed crossing the road

Justine Connolly
Justine Connolly

Staff and students at Milton Keynes College have paid tribute to the “fun, bubbly and popular” teenager who died this morning.

Justine Connolly, 18, had been in an induced coma for five days in John Radcliffe after being hit by a car on Friday.

Dr Julie Mills, principal of MK College, said counsellors are on hand to provide support to grieving students.

She said: “All the governors, staff and students at the College are deeply upset by this dreadful event.

“Justine was fun and bubbly and a very popular student who got along with everyone, staff and students alike. Justine had been a student with us since the beginning of September and she had already made quite an impression.

“Her classmates were told about what has happened this afternoon and are obviously very upset. College counsellors are on hand to provide support.

“Our thoughts are with Justine’s family and loved ones”

Justine was just yards from her home in Medbourne when she suffered serious head injuries in the collision. She died, surrounded by her family, just one day after her 18th birthday.

The 18-year-old, who was studying for a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production, is the third young person to be killed on city roads in just over a year.

> Justine’s parents paid tribute to their “intelligent, witty and adorable”. Read it here.