21-year-old's life support turned off in tragic mystery
A FAMILY have made the heart wrenching decision to turn off a 21-year-old man's life support after he was found with severe injuries on a road on the NSW Central Coast.
Police are investigating if he was bashed or rammed by a car and left helpless on the side of the road on Saturday night.
Jayden Mason was found by a passing motorist on Lake Haven Dr near Lyle St at Lake Haven, about 10.30pm.
The 21-year-old was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle.
It is believed he had been at Wyong Leagues Club before he organised a lift with an unknown man and agreed to pay him money.
Mr Mason's friends told The Daily Telegraph the believed the driver of the car then said he had to make a number of stops to pick up other passengers to which Mr Mason asked to be let out of the car and for his money back.
Inquiries into the incident are ongoing but police confirmed they are investigating whether a physical fight broke out and if Mr Mason was rammed by a car.
Police are also trying to find a woman who stopped to help.
She was driving a dark blue Ford Falcon, towing a box trailer, and is in her mid 50s.
Mr Mason's heartbroken mother Rebecca Payne told The Daily Telegraph her son was kept alive by a life support machine until the family made the difficult decision to switch it off after they discovered the extent of the brain damage.
"I love you my son and always will remember you. I have lost a part of me that I will never ever get back. You are always in my heart and soul till we meet again love you with all my life my beautiful son," she said.
"Apparently he passed away before he got to hospital. They had him on a life support machine, but when they discovered the extent of the brain damage, they decided to switch it off."
She said she was struggling to come to grips with her son's death.
"I just want everyone to know how much he was loved. His brothers, sister and I will never forget him. I am lost," she said.
Scores of friends have paid tribute to the young man, after his brother James broke the tragic news.
"Just to let everyone know Jayden has passed away peacefully RIP Jayden," he said on Facebook.
Friend Careena Perry said: "Responsible respectable young lad and would not expect any trouble from him."