8th victim’ of tragedy
A GRIEVING mother of two says her partner was the “silent eighth victim” of the Croydon tram crash.
Sally Anderson told how Everton Grossett was mentally scarred after being injured in the tragedy which killed seven passengers a year ago.
Plagued by nightmares and panic attacks, he died four months later, aged 55, from a heart attack.
Sally, 44, who has two sons aged seven and nine, said: “Everton never recovered. What he experienced that day changed him permanently, and in the end the trauma killed him.
“He had nightmares, panic attacks and night sweats. He never drove a car again and public transport was a no-go. I watched his personality completely change.”
She was speaking at a memorial i n New Addington, Croydon, to mark the first anniversary of the crash on Thursday.
She added: “Not to take anything away from the other victims, but as far as I’m concerned, Everton is the eighth.” A DRIVERLESS shuttle bus was involved in a crash less than two hours after it was launched at a ceremony in Las Vegas.
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