Parents pay tribute to ‘much loved’ Craig who died in Ashfield crash

Craig Orme, 23 of Elder Street, Kirkby in Ashfield, who died when his scooter was involved in  a road traffic  collision in Kirkby Road in Sutton in Ashfield on September 2.
Craig Orme, 23 of Elder Street, Kirkby in Ashfield, who died when his scooter was involved in a road traffic collision in Kirkby Road in Sutton in Ashfield on September 2.
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The parents of a young Ashfield man who died in a Sutton road accident yesterday (September 2) broke down in tears paying tribute to him this afternoon.

Craig Ashley Orme, of Elder Street, Kirkby, was riding his moped on Kirkby Road, Sutton when he was in a collision with a lorry and car around 3.20pm.

ictures at the scene of fatal accident on Kirkby road Sutton which claimed the life of Craig Orme aged 23.''NASC 3-9-15 Accident,  Scenes of accident showing Police road markings, (1 & 2)'NASC 3-9-15 Accident, Connor Pride who used to go to same school as Craig Orme, looking at floral tributes (3)'Flowers at scene of Sutton Fatal accident (4,5&6)

ictures at the scene of fatal accident on Kirkby road Sutton which claimed the life of Craig Orme aged 23.''NASC 3-9-15 Accident, Scenes of accident showing Police road markings, (1 & 2)'NASC 3-9-15 Accident, Connor Pride who used to go to same school as Craig Orme, looking at floral tributes (3)'Flowers at scene of Sutton Fatal accident (4,5&6)

He was taken straight to Nottingham’s Queens Medical Centre but never regained consciousness and died as a result of his injuries.

His mum, Beverley Orme, said: “I feel so dead inside.I just don’t know what to say or how to feel.

“Everybody knew he had died within five minutes because he was so well known.

“He loved his friends, he loved his family and he loved his job. “I’m very proud of him.

“I keep thinking he’s going to just walk through the door and everything will be okay.”

An air ambulance attended the scene along with people from the fire and rescue service and a nearby doctor also helped.

Craig, who was nicknamed ‘Flea’ was described by his parents as “always happy” and a “practical joker”.

Dad David added: “I don’t know how we will carry on living without him. “He wasn’t just a son to me, he was much more.

“We are both just so numb.”

Craig had been on his way back from a staff meeting at Ashcroft Care Home in Sutton, where he worked as a care support worker, when the collision happened.

Beverley added: “I don’t know why he went to that meeting, he never usually went to them.”

“But please tell the car and lorry drivers I don’t blame them for what happened. My heart goes out to them.

“From what we know he did not suffer.

he was always the baby of the family.

“And he totally loved life - he was always going on an adventure.Craig was a great lad and he was loved by loads of people.”

She also thanked all the people who had left flowers at the scene of the collision and left tributes on social media.

The former Ashfield School student enjoyed to play video games and watch American wrestling in his spare time.

Nottinghamshire Police are still appealing for witnesses.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “We are working to establish the circumstances of the fatal collision and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed what happened.”

Craig’s scooter collided with a HGV and a Ford Mondeo.

Anybody with information relating to the incident should call the police on 101 quoting incident number 472 of 2 September 2015.

If you want to pay a tribute to Craig, email me at danielle.hayden@jpress.co.uk