Hundreds of people have left messages of love for a Hartlepool youngster who has lost his battle for life following a road crash.
Hartlepool schoolboy Ethan Owens died after an eight-day fight for life after being knocked down in a road accident in the town.
Ethan, nine, had been in a critical condition since the collision on Marina Way in Hartlepool last Monday evening, and died in James Cook University Hospital.
A pupil at Jesmond Gardens Primary School, Ethan, was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in a critical condition where his parents, Paul Owens, 36, and Lisa Cooper, 37, had kept a bedside vigil.
Scores of messages of sympathy and support have been left on the Hartlepool Mail's Facebook page.
Alison Flint, said: "So sad to hear, thinking of his family and friends RIP big lad xx."
Leanne Dodds, wrote: "RIP Ethan shine bright little man thoughts and prayers with you and your family xxx."
Gemma Bestford, said: "Thinking of all of Ethan's family at this devastating time. Rest in peace gorgeous boy. Xx"
Jackie Groves, added: "RIP Ethan fly high little man thinking of the family at this sad time xx."
Julie Musgrave, said: "How very sad, poor poor family and friends. Tragic. RIP Ethan x."
Debbie Phillips, said: "So sad. Thinking of his family and sending love and hugs. Goodnight, God bless little man.xx."
Diane Wenn, wrote: "So very sad. Rest in peace little one. Condolences to his parents and family. X."
Pauline Lutz, added: "RIP Ethan thoughts are with Lisa, Paul and family xxx."
Terri Wood, said: "Goodnight God bless little darling, sincere condolences to his family and friends at this unimaginable time. X."
Debbie Roberts, said: "Fly high little man no words can express how Ethan's family must be feeling losing their precious boy xxxx."
Sharon Foster, said: "RIP little man, a little flower loaned not given to bud on Earth and bloom in Heaven xx."
Leanne Carroll, wrote: "So sad to think what the family are going through it's heartbreaking hearing this sad news,my thoughts are with them all rip little Ethan xx."