My friend was killed and didn't get justice. Will mumsnetters help to stop it happening to someone else?

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Steaksauce Sat 16-Jun-18 12:49:20

In 2015, nearly 5000 people were killed of seriously injured in hit and runs in London alone.

This number is on the rise. Leaving a fatal accident scene benefits the perpetrator as if they are caught they face a much lesser sentence of Leaving the Scene rather than Death by Dangerous Driving.

My friend was one of those killed and his family are trying to change the law so that leaving the scene of fatal hit and runs is a comparable offence and remove the once incentive to drive away. He was left to die in the road aged 36 and the man who killed him served just 61 days in prison.

This crime can happen to anyone of us. Children have been killed in hit and runs. Elderly people have too.

Children have been left without a mother or a father because of this crime.
For those who callously drive away and leaving someone dying in the road to get a sentence of days or weeks it's vile.

Imagine how you'd feel if this happened to a loved one? I really hope it never happens to anyone reading but it could.

Please help change this law so that justice can be done for victims and their families.** * *
We're trying to get to 10000 signatures by 20th June on this petition https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/208008

Please help Mumsnet, for all the victims, past and future of this cowardly and devastating crime.

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OpalIridescence Sat 16-Jun-18 12:52:17

Already signed this so I am just bumping.

So sorry about your poor friend.

Steaksauce Sat 16-Jun-18 13:02:13

Thanks @OpalIridescence smile

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ohfourfoxache Sat 16-Jun-18 13:26:09

Done and bumping x

UtterlyDesperate Sat 16-Jun-18 13:29:06

I've signed already - but I can’t believe that you aren't already charged with leaving the scene as well as causing death by dangerous driving angry It's appalling, quite frankly - it should be seen as an aggravating factor (or whatever it's called) and lead to an automatically much increased sentence, instead of acting as an incentive for someone to do a runner angry

flowers to you, OP, and all the other families and friends betrayed by the current "Justice" system

UtterlyDesperate Sat 16-Jun-18 13:29:44

Oh, and I'm not on fb so I've shared on Twitter instead

Aebj Sat 16-Jun-18 13:34:24

Signed . Hopefully you get 2200 over the next couple of days

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BerkshireHunter Sat 16-Jun-18 13:59:54

Signed and bumping. Keep going op smile

Steaksauce Sat 16-Jun-18 14:03:07

I agree @UtterlyDesperate it's unbelievable really.

Thanks to everyone for signing and bumping. Please share on your social media if you have it.

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Whatsmymethod Sat 16-Jun-18 14:11:57

Steak flowers

7831 signatures so far.

Please sign and share smile

sparklepops123 Sat 16-Jun-18 14:36:16

Signed

lilpeepsxanax Sat 16-Jun-18 14:38:05

Message deleted by MNHQ. Here's a link to our Talk Guidelines.

Steaksauce Sat 16-Jun-18 14:47:43

If you'd lost someone you cared about in this way, you'd "bang on" about it too.

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Whatsmymethod Sat 16-Jun-18 14:47:49

Thank you Sparkle star

Yes lovely lil we're still banging on about it smile

Whatsmymethod Sat 16-Jun-18 14:50:59

And thanks for bumping smile

7833 star

itsBritneyBeach Sat 16-Jun-18 14:51:08

How bloody rude and insensitive lil peep.

Thanks for the bump tho wink already signed, but sharing on social media etc. thanks

upsiedayz Sat 16-Jun-18 14:52:45

Go away lilpeep

walnutwood Sat 16-Jun-18 15:05:40

Signed

Lockheart Sat 16-Jun-18 15:05:41

I have signed your petition and I wish you all the best.

But I can see that multiple threads are annoying some posters - and they also may fall foul of MNHQ's talk guidelines RE spam. It might be best to keep it to just one thread at a time, then start a new one when that fills up.

GenderApostate Sat 16-Jun-18 15:08:06

Signed. It seems like nothing much has changed in the last 47 years. My Mum was killed by a hit and run driver in January 1972, he actually mounted the pavement but he didn’t get any kind of sentence.

Waddlelikeapenguin Sat 16-Jun-18 17:28:19

GenderApostate i'm so sorry, that's shocking flowers

steak i found you grin

Moany people should sign - the quicker you sign the less we will post wink

7,855 not enough! Show that we care Mumsnet!

Waddlelikeapenguin Sat 16-Jun-18 17:45:21

7,858

LuxuryWoman2017 Sat 16-Jun-18 18:16:57

Signed and shared

Tallerthanatree Sat 16-Jun-18 18:54:02

7872
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LoveProsecco Sat 16-Jun-18 18:58:43

Unbelievable that this is the case under the current law. Well done for taking a stand in your friend's memory

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