Rugby-playing 18-year-old is killed when off-road buggy flips on top of him as he rides it on farmland

  • William Glendinning was riding the buggy on a farm in Hertfordshire last Friday
  • Hertfordshire Police and paramedics attended after a 999 call at 5.15pm 
  • It overturned and he was declared dead at the scene after multiple injuries 
  • The teenager from Cheshire was passionate about ‘rugby, theatre and piano’ 

A rugby-playing 18-year-old from Cheshire has been killed after his off-road buggy flipped on top of him as he rode through farmland. 

William Glendinning, a ‘much-loved son and brother’ who was ‘loved by everyone’, was riding the buggy on a farm in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire when it overturned. 

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene following a 999 call at 5.15pm last Friday, September 23.

But the teenager suffered multiple fatal injuries and was declared dead at the scene.

William Glendinning, a rugby-playing teenager from Cheshire, who was killed after his off-road buggy flipped on top of him as he rode through farmland

An investigation has been launched into the accident.  

William’s family tonight issued a tribute to the young man who was an avid theatre student as well as a talented pianist. 

Paying tribute to him his family said: ‘William was a much-loved son and brother who was studying at Uppingham School in Rutland where he was passionate about rugby, theatre and piano. 

‘He was loved by everyone and will be greatly missed.’

The ‘much-loved son and brother’ who was ‘loved by everyone’ was riding the buggy (file image) on a farm in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire when it overturned

A spokesman for Hertfordshire Police said: ‘The family of a man who died in a collision in Bishop’s Stortford have paid tribute to him.

‘Police were called following an incident on farmland off St James Way, by Moor Hall Farm. It was reported that an off-road buggy had overturned.

‘William Glendinning, aged 18 years, from Cheshire, sustained serious injuries and sadly died at the scene.’

Police constable Dale Morris, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit, said: ‘Our thoughts are with William’s family at this difficult time and our investigations are ongoing.’

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