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Teenager died after car became ‘airborne’ over A47 roundabout

PUBLISHED: 07:26 15 February 2018 | UPDATED: 19:25 15 February 2018

Jordon Watson. Picture: LEE SMITH

Jordon Watson. Picture: LEE SMITH

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The family of a teenager who died in an early morning A47 crash have paid tribute to him as a “sensitive lad” who was “full of life”.

Jordon Watson, 19, from Lakenham in Norwich, died on May 13 after the Citroen C2 car he was driving became “airborne” over the Acle roundabout at 1.30am and collided with a Mercedes recovery vehicle.

No-one else was in the car and he died at the scene.

During today’s inquest at Carrow House, Norwich, into Mr Watson’s death, assistant coroner Johanna Thompson said his cause of death was multiple injuries due to a road traffic collision.

During a narrative conclusion, she said: “Jordon died as a consequence of driving over a roundabout and colliding with another vehicle on the other side.”

Speaking after the hearing, Mr Watson’s mother Becky Fake, 38, from Duckett Close in Lakenham, said: “He was full of life. He was a funny joker. He was a sensitive lad.”

His father Darren Watson, 42, from Great Yarmouth, said: “There is not a moment that goes by when we don’t think about him. He is missed by his family.”

Mr Watson’s parents are separated and he was living with his mother at the time of the accident.

The inquest heard Mr Watson had stayed with his father the night before the crash.

Despite not being insured on the Citroen C2, belonging to his father, and holding a provisional driving licence, Mr Watson drove it to near Norwich before the accident happened.

CCTV caught the car travelling from Norwich towards Acle before the crash.

PC Jamie Hutchin, Norfolk Police’s forensic collision investigator, said evidence showed Mr Watson had failed to slow down before approaching the roundabout.

He added: “The vehicle became airborne as it reached the middle of the roundabout.”

Road conditions were good, street lights were on, the Citroen had no defects and no mobile phone was found on Mr Watson.

The inquest heard he had a history of mental health problems and overdose attempts but Ms Thompson said: “It is difficult to determine what was on Jordon’s mind.”

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