We need to stop people like Emma being killed
EMMA Galton, the hit-and-run victim killed in Hulme and featured in last night’s BBC One documentary Ambulance was a role model for thousands of young people.
One only has to look her Facebook page to see a beautiful, articulate, hard working, well educated, young lady with a passion for values in life supporting several causes from cancer to repression of a people.
She mixed in a circle of fun-loving friends and students, attended university to better herself as a person and spoke Spanish.
A complete and unnecessary waste of the life of a young lady with an assured future. Her family and friends can rest assured that Emma is in many people’s thoughts and our hearts go out to them all.
Then you have the dark side of society where there is a section of ‘do nothings’ who care not a jot for their actions, they break all the rules and think they are above the law.
No one can understand the destruction and heartbreak an unexpected death brings to a family unless it has happened to them.
My own brother was killed in a hitand-run incident. I for one, do not believe that the boy who killed my brother intentionally went out to do it.
Once again, drugs and drink was the main factor as the car mounted the pavement and threw my brother over many metres away. It crushed a phone box containing two 13-yearold girls who luckily escaped serious injury.
The 19-year-old lad ran away and was arrested at home in bed in the early hours of the morning and gave the police a barrage of abuse for disturbing his sleep.
He banged the inside of the police van with his fists all the way to the station.
His sentence was three months in a young offenders institute and a five year driving ban.
The car was a pool car used by over 14 people, the usual no insurance etc and probably unfit for the road. The police knew this vehicle and had stopped it many times previous to the incident, had they done their job and impounded it, my brother would be alive today. Somebody has to get their act together on this serious issue.
It will never bring the innocent victims back but it might save future lives. RIP Miss Galton. John Scott Manchester