I never knew one of my Auntie’s. My mum’s eldest sister was killed by a drunk driver more than 50 years ago. She was only 21 and I never had the opportunity to get to know her. As a child I didn’t know much about this but as I got older I understood what had happened and the affect it had on the whole of the family.
When I had the chance to go and see the ‘Safe Drive, Stay Alive’ event in Middleton today it had added poignancy for me. As I listened to the real life personal stories of people who had their lives dramatically affected by dangerous driving. I had an open mind about the event and wondered whether the young people would listen to the emergency services and victims talking about their stories. But they did, they were increasingly quiet and many became emotional.
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