Family wants laws changed
FAMILY of hit and run victim Scott ‘Moses’ Bradley are fighting for laws to be changed.
Mr Bradley was killed after walking home from his 24th birthday celebrations in Mossman in September of 2016.
His grief stricken mum, Janice, now wants to see those who face the charge of failing to remain at the scene of a road incident to receive a harsher penalty.
Troy Anthony Salam escaped a jail term yesterday after pleading guilty to the charge.
“The laws need to be changed … otherwise people will keep doing this,” Mrs Bradley said. “We want to push for a new law to be implemented that if you fail to remain, you automatically get deemed as UIL (under the influence of liquor/drugs). It’s got to stop, we hope this change will protect others in the future.”
Mrs Bradley said her son always used to take long walks after a night out.
“I used to worry about him walking around at night though,” she said in her victim impact statement.
“Scotty knew from past experience not to sleep in the open. Sadly Scotty didn’t make it back to Cooya Beach.
“Our family, Scotty’s many friends and acquaintances, the council worker who found our Scotty have had our world as we knew it destroyed forever.”
The Bradley family said they support the change.org petition created by the Bowden family, who lost their son Michael in Weipa in June.
The petition asks for ‘a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment for drivers who kill people and leave the scene’. Eighteen-year-old Harley Amos was struck by a car and killed two months ago in Dimbulah.