A teenager who died after crashing his moped is remembered as a “happy and lucky” aspiring builder.
Ryan Alford, of Littlehampton, has died after his moped rolled off the road and hit street furniture.
The 15-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Station Road in East Brighton on August 31.
Ryan’s mother Kelly, stepfather Sean and 12-year-old sister Chloe paid tribute to the “cheeky and popular” teenager.
“Ryan was a lovely young boy, so many people will miss him,” Kelly said.
“He loved playing Xbox, he was an avid gamer and socializing with his friends. He was very popular.
“If he hadn’t been out with his friends or playing computer games, he was probably in bed.
As an aspiring builder, Ryan was studying construction at Northbrook College in Worthing.
According to his family, he also enjoyed spending every Thursday night at a youth club in the Woodland Center.
Kelly added, “It hasn’t sunk yet, not at all. It’s still very hard and very raw. Rest in peace Ryan, we love you very much.
Sean added, “Ryan will never be forgotten and will always be in our hearts.”
While younger sister Chloe said she still misses all of her friends and family every day.
“RIP big brother, I will miss you very much. Gone but not forgotten, ”she said.
An investigation into the accident is underway.
You must be 16 years of age or older to legally drive a moped in the UK.
Police always urge anyone with information to come forward.
Anyone who might provide any dash camera information or images are encouraged to email email@example.com or call 101 quoting Operation Hawthorns.