Son of a lorry driver who was crushed to death in tragic accident is given hope by a kindhearted business boss

Son of a lorry driver who was crushed to death in tragic accident is given hope by a kindhearted business boss

Son of a lorry driver who was crushed to death in tragic accident is given hope by a kindhearted business boss

Son of a lorry driver who was crushed to death in tragic accident is given hope by a kindhearted business boss

Son of a lorry driver who was crushed to death in tragic accident is given hope by a kindhearted business boss

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , reporter

THE son of a lorry driver — crushed to death by a reversing truck — has been given fresh hope in his dream of following in his father’s footsteps.

Alfie Adams wants to become an HGV driver but was left grief-stricken and with an uncertain future when his father Danny died, aged just 63, last month.

Mr Adams was crushed by a lorry in a yard in Swinton and died after a nine-hour emergency operation.

Alfie, aged 14, has grown up around trucks and already did part-time work and odd jobs for his father before he died.

But without his dad to provide on-the-spot lessons, Alfie’s mum Angela, aged 55, was left unsure how to fund Alfie’s training in just over three years’ time when he turns 18.

She told mourners at Mr Adams’ funeral that any donations made were to be put in a trust to pay for Alfie’s training.

Now, Atherton firm ransport Training Academy (TTA), has stepped in to help.

Owner David Coupe has agreed to provide Alfie’s training so he can get a HGV licence for free after he read about Mr Adams’ death in The Bolton News.

Mrs Adams said: “This is brilliant because for Alfie, he had not just lost his dad but he almost lost his future.

“I’m so grateful because this is all Alfie has ever wanted to do.

“It is wonderful they have come forward with something like this.

“Alfie deserves it — he is a polite, well-mannered and got a really good work ethic.”

Alfie has also been invited to go to TTA’s yard in Gloucester Street to perform odd jobs, like he used to for his dad.

He first went in a cabin with Mr Adams when he was in a carry-cot and travelled to Ireland with him on a job when he was aged six.

Alfie said: “It is so nice of them.

“It all comes from my dad. It’s the lifestyle, it’s what I’ve grown up with, ever since I was born.

“In fact I think my dad was on a job when I was born.

“I was always going to try to do this anyway but this will be a huge help.”

David Coupe, TTA’s owner, who was alerted to the story by Steve Walsh, one of his instructors, said: “We want to support people in these situations.

“Steve, shouted up, ‘did you see this last night in the paper?’ and it went from there.

“When I looked at the story, I thought ‘we will do it for him’.

“We’re glad we can help.”

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10:33am Wed 11 Jun 14

may.wilkinson says...

well done david coupe of TTA ,this brought tears knowing you helping this young lad, there still some good kind people in the world, thank you once again for making his dream come true,i wish you all well in the future
well done david coupe of TTA ,this brought tears knowing you helping this young lad, there still some good kind people in the world, thank you once again for making his dream come true,i wish you all well in the future may.wilkinson
  • Score: 40

12:43pm Wed 11 Jun 14

stepvan says...

See, good people do exist.
See, good people do exist. stepvan
  • Score: 21

1:09pm Wed 11 Jun 14

azzak123 says...

This goes to show that there are some kind caring generous hearted people still about. Danny was a great friend to many in bolton always had asmile for every one he met . he would be so proud to see this thank you David Coupe for making a young mans dreams become his future. and Alfie Good Luck in yr Future and may all your dreams come true for you. you deserve it .
This goes to show that there are some kind caring generous hearted people still about. Danny was a great friend to many in bolton always had asmile for every one he met . he would be so proud to see this thank you David Coupe for making a young mans dreams become his future. and Alfie Good Luck in yr Future and may all your dreams come true for you. you deserve it . azzak123
  • Score: 22

4:34pm Wed 11 Jun 14

The bluetooth. says...

She has 3 years to save about £2500. Theres no need to panic. Also the business is still on going and no doubt they will be a good turnover come 3 years time. I know a few parents who have died whilst their child is still in his/her youth and these youth go on to getting a good education etc. fair play to the training firm to come forward and be of assistant but why not cross the bridge when you get to it.
She has 3 years to save about £2500. Theres no need to panic. Also the business is still on going and no doubt they will be a good turnover come 3 years time. I know a few parents who have died whilst their child is still in his/her youth and these youth go on to getting a good education etc. fair play to the training firm to come forward and be of assistant but why not cross the bridge when you get to it. The bluetooth.
  • Score: -17

5:50pm Wed 11 Jun 14

kjmulroney says...

On behalf of the extended family thank you so much David Coupe and TTA. For your information bluetooth the business and everything has gone. Angela and Alfie didn't ask for any of this (the accident or publicity) but are grateful that there are some genuine and caring people left in this world that don't hide behind anonymity.
On behalf of the extended family thank you so much David Coupe and TTA. For your information bluetooth the business and everything has gone. Angela and Alfie didn't ask for any of this (the accident or publicity) but are grateful that there are some genuine and caring people left in this world that don't hide behind anonymity. kjmulroney
  • Score: 9

6:45pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Boltonresident2012 says...

The bluetooth. wrote:
She has 3 years to save about £2500. Theres no need to panic. Also the business is still on going and no doubt they will be a good turnover come 3 years time. I know a few parents who have died whilst their child is still in his/her youth and these youth go on to getting a good education etc. fair play to the training firm to come forward and be of assistant but why not cross the bridge when you get to it.
We have no idea of the lady's personal financial situation, there is no requirement for her to let the world know what her finances are like
[quote][p][bold]The bluetooth.[/bold] wrote: She has 3 years to save about £2500. Theres no need to panic. Also the business is still on going and no doubt they will be a good turnover come 3 years time. I know a few parents who have died whilst their child is still in his/her youth and these youth go on to getting a good education etc. fair play to the training firm to come forward and be of assistant but why not cross the bridge when you get to it.[/p][/quote]We have no idea of the lady's personal financial situation, there is no requirement for her to let the world know what her finances are like Boltonresident2012
  • Score: 9

11:34am Thu 12 Jun 14

Comment777 says...

How can people donate some money for this young man?

Wonderful to hear that he plans to fulfill his dream for his Father and himself!
How can people donate some money for this young man? Wonderful to hear that he plans to fulfill his dream for his Father and himself! Comment777
  • Score: 3

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