TRIBUTES have been paid to a student who died in a road accident Friday evening.
Hussein Shamshudin, who was 17 and from Chesham, was involved in an accident in Longbottom Lane, Seer Green at around 9.25pm on Friday.
A Citroen C4, in which Hussein, a Dr Challoner's Grammar School pupil, was a passenger, lost control and hit a tree.
Five people were in the car at the time and three other boys were taken to hospital in a serious condition.
Hussein's family have now released a statement paying tribute to him.
It says: "He was our celebrity. When he did something it was with gusto, passion and dedication. He was a keen diver, a dedicated cadet, a phenomenal artist, avid reader, enjoyed rock climbing and, in his short life, had experienced sky diving, a helicopter ride and had flown a plane.
"He had a heart of gold, which was apparent with his efforts to raise money for charity, including donating his first wages from his summer job at Hamley’s to charity.
"He had an infectious personality, a great smile and a vibrant spirit. He loved unconditionally. His hugs were a joy, it made us feel like a million dollars. He had a unique brand of humour and wit and had us in stitches with his jokes.
"His conversations made lasting impressions and he could hold his own with adults, children, strangers and friends alike. His thirst for life and knowledge was without bounds.
"He will be sorely missed by his mum, dad, sisters, grandmothers, aunts, uncles, cousins and his many friends, now and forever. Our heart goes out to the other children and their families involved in this tragic incident and we wish them all a speedy recovery.
"We have been extremely touched by the outpouring of tributes and sympathy notes we have received over the last few days and we thank everyone for their support at this very difficult time."
Did you know Hussein? Send your tributes to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07795 953387.