Tributes paid to Littleport man killed in collision

Christie Couzens

Christie Couzens - Credit: Archant

A LITTLEPORT man died and another motorist was airlifted to hospital following a horror smash on rural road near Littleport on Saturday.

Flowers left on the bank at the side of the road

Flowers left on the bank at the side of the road - Credit: Archant

Bottles of beer, cards and dozens of flowers were left in tribute

Bottles of beer, cards and dozens of flowers were left in tribute - Credit: Archant

Former Ely College student Christie Joe Couzens, 22, of Parsons Lane, died after the yellow Triumph motorcycle he was riding was involved in a collision with a white Volkswagen in Branch Bank, near Littleport, shortly before 6pm.

The scene of the accident at Branch Bank, near Littleport

The scene of the accident at Branch Bank, near Littleport - Credit: Archant

Police closed the road for more than six hours while an investigation was carried out and the road was cleared.

Officers then returned to the scene to direct traffic as dozens of shocked friends and relatives left floral tributes and cards on the bank where the collision took place.


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One tribute left at the scene read: 'It's time to rest now handsome. I am grateful for every minute we spent together. Six years went too quickly but I loved every second of it. We'll always be together, me and my Chris. I promise to love you always.'

Dozens of tributes were also left on social networking website Facebook.

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Michaela Waugh posted: 'I treasure every minute we spent together and every memory I have but its time to rest now. Watch over me. Ill love you forever and always.'

Kieran Moloney posted: 'Im gonna miss you so much, you have been there for me ever since we met and have had so many good and funny memories together . You have always got a place in my heart.'

Tara Princess Couzens posted: 'Keep thinking that it's not happened and I'm gonna see your cheeky grin and big puppy dog eyes appear. I just don't understand why such a young fun loving person has been taken. I guess it's something I have to come to terms with. I'm so glad to have spent 21 amazing years with you.'

The police and fire service were alerted to the incident shortly before 6pm after passers-by spotted what they thought was a car on fire. When rescue workers arrived they discovered that a collision had taken place.

The driver of the Volkswagen, a 40-year-old women from Burwell was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge with serious injuries. Her passenger, a 40-year-old woman from Burwell suffered minor injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to contact the collision inquiry unit at Parkside police station in Cambridge on 101.

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