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Lucia Porter's mother speaks following Bridgewater sentencing

Tue, 25 Nov 2014


The family of an Onchan schoolgirl who was killed in a car crash in March say they have been left to endure a "life sentence".

18-year-old Peel man Craig Bridgewater was yesterday sentenced to three years in prison for causing death by dangerous driving.

He was driving a Ford Fiesta on March 8th which crashed on the Switchback Road killing Lucia Porter.

Lucia, who was one of eight people in the vehicle, was thrown from the car as it lost control and rolled into a field - the car came to rest on top of her trapping her underneath.

The court heard how Bridgwater, who had no driving licence or insurance, was "deeply sorry for his actions" - his advocate described it as an immature and impulsive act of youth which led to disastrous consequences for two families.

Julie says she would do anything to turn back time: 

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