Last Updated on September 28, 2023, 5:56 am
Family pays tribute to Juan Pablo, fallen in a tragic accident in Liverpool.
Juan Pablo, an 18-year-old international student, was hit by a van and killed on the first day at the University in Liverpool on Monday, September 18, 2023.
Juan Pablo Hernandez Lima was born in Cuba and was a Mexican and American national. He had moved to Merseyside to study Urban Planning at the University of Liverpool. He was tragically killed in an accident on Hatton Garden, near its junction with Dale Street, on the first day of University. According to the reports, he was reportedly hit by a van.
The heartbroken family of Juan released a tribute that said,
“Our son, Juan Pablo Hernández Lima, died in a road traffic collision on September 18.
He was only 18 years old, and it was his first day at the University of Liverpool, where he was about to study urban planning.
Juan was born in Cuba but also had Mexican and American nationality. He felt like a citizen of the world. Furthermore, he loved the UK. He will be sadly missed by all his family.”
Detective Sergeant Kurt Timpson, lead Investigation Officer for the MATRIX Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said,
“My thoughts and those of my team remain with Juan’s family at this very sad time.
“I have met with his mother and father following their arrival in the UK from Mexico, and they continue to be supported by specially trained Police Officers.
They are grateful for the help of the local community here in Liverpool, those who helped at the roadside, and for the work of the emergency services.
An investigation is ongoing, and I would ask that if you were in the area at the time, to please review your CCTV or dashcam in case the incident was captured. Every piece of information, no matter how small, could help us with our ongoing inquiries.”
The citizens are urged to come forward with any information regarding the accident and help with the investigation. They can contact Merseyside Police MATRIX Serious Collision Investigation Unit at (0151) 777 5747, email [email protected], or they can send a direct message on X(Twitter) on @MerPolCC.
Everyone around the world was heartbroken by the news. Many paid respects to the family on social media. They voiced their pain and stood in solidarity with the family whose beloved family member was tragically robbed from them too soon by an unexpected death. We all hope the perpetrator is brought to justice and his family can find solace in this crucial time.
Julia Macklin wrote on social media,
“Oh dear God, my son is an international student in USA, I can’t bear to read this, it’s my worst nightmare!! My love and condolences to his family. I simply cannot imagine your pain, and I’m praying for you.”
Xena Naomi wrote,
R.I.E.PARADISE young man
Condolences, love, light, and strength to his family back home.”
Mel McAdam wrote,
“This is so very sad. My thoughts are with his poor family at this time. I can’t begin to imagine how they feel.”
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