Ethan Goddard, Elliot Pullen, and Daniel Hancock Wiki – Biography
Ethan Goddard, 18, Elliot Pullen, 17, and Daniel Hancock, 18, were killed when their BMW crashed into a tree on Tuesday morning. The accident happened on June 20 at around 12.10 am in Marcham, Oxfordshire, along the A415. But the 18-year-old driver survived and was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries, although his condition is unknown.
Ethan Goddard, Elliot Pullen, and Daniel Hancock Age
Ethan Goddard, 18, Elliot Pullen, 17, and Daniel Hancock 18 years old.
Family and friends pay tribute to Goddard
The families of the teenagers have released tributes for their lost loved ones, saying their ‘worst fears were realised’. The family of Ethan Goddard said: ‘Ethan was known to all his family and friends as a kind, generous, caring, always thinking of others, young man, with a great sense of humour. He was a very loving son, protective brother, caring grandson, much-loved nephew, kindest boyfriend, and loyal friend. ‘Ethan was very passionate about the things he loved. He was hard-working, and enjoyed his part-time job while studying engineering at college. He loved his co-workers. ‘As a child, Ethan had a passion for scooters and then mountain bikes, progressing on to dirt bikes and then cars. We couldn’t be more proud of the fine young man he was turning into. We will always love him and he will be missed by many, not just us. Our thoughts are with all the other families and friends at this extremely sad time and our hearts go out to you all.’
Family and friends pay tribute to Pullen
Elliot Pullen was reportedly planning his 18th birthday celebrations before the tragedy. Speaking about the Liverpool FC fan, his family said: ‘Elliot was our gorgeous, bright and talented son, a dearly loved brother, grandson, nephew, and cousin. He had many passions including football, especially Liverpool FC, learning to drive with his Dad, riding motorbikes, eating out, attending live events, and spending time with his friends, who were so important to him. ‘Elliot was adored by his younger cousins who loved nothing more than to demand his attention, despite his intention of remaining a super cool teenager. He had a gorgeous smile, a cheeky glint in his eye, he was always well dressed, and it appeared, had a different hairstyle every few weeks.
‘He was nearing the end of his IT apprenticeship qualification and had been working with a wonderful local company for nearly two years, who welcomed him into their family, and described him as a bright, talented, and well-liked team member, with an amazing career ahead of him.’ They added ‘he was adored and admired by his colleagues and will be greatly missed.’ ‘Elliot lived his life to the full and he was planning his upcoming 18th birthday celebrations and should have had an amazingly bright future ahead of him, a life of adventures and seeing the world. It has now been cut short by this awful tragedy, leaving behind a shattered family who will miss Elliot beyond words. We need time as a family to process the devastation to all our lives and ask that people are respectful of this at a truly heart-breaking time.’
Family and friends pay tribute to Hancock
The family of Daniel Hancock said: ‘Anyone who is, or has been, the parent of a teenage boy, will know the worry you feel when they begin to venture into the world without you by their side. Our worst fears were realised so tragically in the early hours of Tuesday morning. We take some solace in the fact that Daniel lived every day to its fullest, surrounded by friends who became family. We are heartbroken that his last day to do this has come so early. To his friends, he loved you all. ‘Please don’t take risks that you can’t come back from. We loved Daniel beyond words and always will. We send our love and condolences to all the other families affected.’
Three people died in a Marcham vehicle accident
The teens all attended Abingdon & Witney College where principal Jacqui Canton said the community was ‘shocked and devastated’. Speaking to the BBC, Marcham resident Tikki Offer said: ‘When something like this happens to four young men at the start of their lives, you think life is so precious.’ A memorial service is planned for Sunday but there are concerns that the church might not be big enough. According to one resident, the site where the teens crashed is also the third serious accident at almost exactly the same spot.
In a statement, Thames Valley Police said: ‘At around 12.10 am this morning (20/6), a silver BMW was traveling along the A415 when it left the road and collided with a tree. ‘Tragically, three teenagers, two males aged 18 and one male aged 17, all from Oxfordshire, died in the collision. ‘Their families have been notified and are being supported by specially trained officers.’