Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

'Forever in Our Hearts'

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

'Forever in Our Hearts'

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Eliza Wheeler

THE mother of 17-year-old crash victim Michael Pickering will always remember her son as caring and loved by all.

The young Hervey Bay man died as a result of his serious head injuries in the Royal Women's and Children's Hospital in Brisbane, after spending the last two months in an induced coma.

On November 29, Michael and his 18-year-old friend were driving along Beelbi Creek Rd when his ute crashed into a tree.

He was airlifted from Hervey Bay Hospital to Brisbane, where his parents Allison and Nigel remained close by until his death about 1pm on Thursday.

Allison said Michael was the best son any parent could wish for.

"He fought so hard to stay with us, and we've lost the most precious thing that we've ever had," Allison said.

"We have 17 years of good memories with Michael and he may be gone but he'll never be forgotten.

"He touched a lot of people's lives."

She said she wished to thank the Royal Brisbane Women's and Children's Hospital for their care and support. …

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