‘Just because someone has been killed by a car doesn’t make it less of a death’
Susanna Rustin meets the parents of children killed in road traffic accidents, who are bewildered and enraged by the way the police, Crown Prosecution Service and courts have treated them
When Kerry Dean’s son Sean was found dead on the central reservation of the A444 in Staffordshire in the early hours of 2 September 2012, he had his hand curled up near his face in the position he had adopted to soothe himself since he was a baby. In the two and a half years since police came to her door to tell her that Sean had been hit by a car and was dead, the image of Sean – a 20-year-old student who lost his trousers in the force of the crash – being left to die alone and half-naked at the roadside has haunted his mother.
Less than an hour after Sean was struck as he walked home after a night out in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, with friends, one of the passengers in the car that hit him returned to the scene.
Source: Guardian Transport