Family pay tribute to ‘magical’ son after fatal crash

Alex Gould, a former Backwell School pupil, died in hospital.

Alex Gould, a former Backwell School pupil, died in hospital. - Credit: Archant

The family of an 18-year-old man from Nailsea have expressed their devastation at losing their ‘wonderful, beautiful and caring’ son.

Alex Gould, who used to go to Backwell School, died at Southmead Hospital yesterday (Sunday) after a crash in Clevedon Road at about 5am.

His family released the following statement this afternoon: “As a family, we are trying to come to terms with a devastating loss of such a wonderful, beautiful, caring, genuine, loving young man with so much to live for and happy in life.

“There aren’t enough words to describe what a magical human being Alex was and the loss we feel.

“We were privileged to have him in our lives.

“He was the perfect son, brother, nephew, grandson and cousin.


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“We kindly request that you respect our privacy at this unimaginable time and to say a prayer for his best friend who is equally as wonderful. God bless. “

Mr Gould was killed after an accident involving a Volvo car in the early hours of yesterday morning.

A man, believed to be 20 years old, and a woman, who is in her 20s, remained in hospital overnight. He is in a life-threatening condition, according to police.

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A fourth man was also injured in the accident, which saw the car also strike a telegraph pole, but he did not require hospital treatment.

Police have released a 22-year-old man on bail as it continues with its enquiries.

Witnesses to the accident are asked to call 101 and quote reference number CI/29/16/1053.

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