A TEENAGE boy died at the scene after his motorbike crashed into a lamppost.

Essex Police were called to Frinton Road, in Kirby Cross, at about 9.30pm, on Friday, after receiving reports of a single vehicle collision, involving a motorbike. 

Once at the scene, officers and paramedics established a motorbike had collided with a lamppost near the Parker’s Garden Company.

As a result of the crash, a 17-year-old boy was sadly pronounced dead at the scene, and the road was subsequently closed off, with drivers being urged to avoid the area.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We were called at around 9.30pm to Frinton Road, Kirby Cross, with reports that a motorbike had been in collision with a lamppost.

“A 17-year old boy has sadly died at the scene and the road was closed.”

One local resident, who has asked not to be named, passed the area shortly after the accident happened while on his way home from a family gathering.

“I got there just before the police closed the road off and I couldn’t see much because there were so many flashing lights outside the garden centre,” he said.

“But I did see a few boys on motorbikes, which had learner plates on, and they all looked really distraught, which was horrible to see.

“There was a flurry of activity from the emergency services, who told me there had been a serious incident, so I knew that something bad had happened.

“So, I immediately called my family to make sure they, and all their friends, knew where their children were.

“I now know obviously that a young boy sadly died, and it goes without saying that it is incredibly sad.”

Essex Police is now asking anyone who was in the area and saw what happened, or has footage, to call Essex Police on 101 quoting incident 1520 of Friday 31 July.