BALLYCLARE parents Ernie and Diane Adams are struggling to come to terms with a further blow to the family, after their only remaining son was tragically killed in a road traffic accident this week.
Jamie Adams died when the vehicle he was travelling in was involved in an accident just after 1am on Thursday, April 21. The 18-year-old apprentice joiner was a passenger in a blue Peugeot car which crashed in Ballyeaston village.
The tragedy comes just six months after the death of the Adams’ family’s eldest son, Jonathan. Jonathan suffered from Cystic Fibrosis and died two weeks before his 21st birthday in November 2010. Earlier this year the family experienced yet another loss when the boys’ grandfather passed away.
On Monday (April 25) Jamie’s grief-stricken parents buried their son.
His mother Diane, said: “Jamie loved animals, he had snakes and lizards and a Dalmatian dog. He was only 18, he was young and still developing. He was like most teenagers - always quiet, and mumbling, but when he had something to say you knew about it. It was only recently that he had started to find himself again after the death of his brother. The two of them were both volunteers at the Mid-Antrim Animal Sanctuary and they loved it there.
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