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Nick

Nick was involved in a head-on crash while driving to work. He was 18 years old and wasn't wearing a seatbelt. Nick sustained very severe injuries, incuding a twisted brain stem and two collapsed lungs.

Read more and watch a short film where Nick talks to a Brake caseworker about the crash that changed his life

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Violet

Violet's son Steven was killed by a speeding driver. He was 12 years old. The driver who hit him was going above 50mph on a road where the speed limit was 30mph.

Read more and watch a short film where Violet talks about how Steven's death affected her family

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GOODERHAM Chris

Linda

Linda's husband Chris, 58, died in a head-on collision with a pick-up truck when riding his motorbike. He was on his way to the local shops to buy food for a dinner party that evening.

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BARROW Lorraine

Chris

Chris' wife Lorraine, 57, was killed by a speeding driver when cycling home from work. She died at the scene of the crash, just metres from her home.

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BLOUNT Tony

Stephen

Stephen's brother Tony was killed when he was hit by a drink driver while walking home from the pub. Stephen and his brother-in-law were severely injured too. The car that hit them was travelling at 65mph in a 30mph limit.

Read more and watch a short film where Stephen shares his experience of how the road crash affected his life

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Sarah

Sarah’s mother Mary was killed in a crash when a speeding car hit the taxi she was using. The car which collided with the taxi was racing another car at the time of the crash. Mary was paying for the taxi outside her home. She died instantly at the scene.

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MAYERS Tom

Pauline

Pauline’s husband Tom was riding his motorbike when he was hit by a car driven by a newly qualified young driver. He died from his injuries three days after the crash.

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GROVE Declan Paula Knight

Paula

Paula's son Decky and three of his best friends were killed when their car lost control driving home from a party. The driver of the car that he was in died at the scene so no criminal charges were brought.

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Lisa

Lisa’s son Leon died after losing control of his car and hitting a lamp post. He was driving home from a takeaway restaurant, after a night out with friends.

Read more and watch a short film where Lisa talks about how Leon's death affected her family and how support from Brake helped her recovery

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Lesley

Lesley’s granddaughter Keegan was killed when a car in which she was a rear passenger crashed into a wall. She was only weeks away from celebrating her 21st birthday.

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Carol

Carol's daughter Becky, 19, was killed in a head-on collision. Carol and her husband were severely injured. The other driver was convicted of causing death by careless driving.

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KIRSOPP LEWIS Anna Caroline Kirsopp

Caroline

Caroline’s daughter Anna and unborn grandson Oscar were killed in a collision with a speeding car. Anna was driving to her final antenatal appointment.

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Joy

Joy’s husband Jonny, 29, was killed in a head-on collision with another car on 24 January 2020. Jonny died instantly from his injuries. The driver of the other car was hurt but survived the crash.

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Victoria

Victoria's parents were killed in a motorway crash, the occupants of the car that hit them fled the scene

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Sarah

Sarah's mother Elizabeth was killed in 2007 when a London bus mounted the pavement. Sarah and her daughter Pollyanna received serious, life-changing injuries.

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Katy

Katy was hit by a car and knocked off her bike near her home. She suffered extensive bruising and shock.

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OSCROFT Steven

Rebecca

Rebecca's dad Steven was killed when a concrete rock fell from a load on a lorry. He was 60 years old and on his way home from strawberry picking with his wife and two grandchildren.

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EVASON Gareth

Jane

Jane's son Gareth was killed by a drink driver in 1998 when he was walking home from a night out with friends. The driver was two and a half times over the limit. He was Gareth's best friend.

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