Mum's chilling warning to drivers
ON THE morning of September 25 Robyn Kelley woke up knowing she was about to face one of the many tough days she would have to live through without her beloved daughter Brittney Rose.
It was the day the “fun loving” teenager would have turned 18 but instead of celebrating with her, Ms Kelley could only remember her daughter who died following a car accident four weeks beforehand.
Yesterday the Booral mother pledged her support to the Chronicle’s Drive 2 Stay Alive campaign which was launched in the wake of a spate of horror accidents on Fraser Coast roads.
The Chronicle is asking residents to take the Drive 2 Stay Alive pledge by logging on to our website and following the links to register.
The pledge asks drivers to make 10 commitments every time they get into the car.
The target is 10,000 signatures.
Ms Kelley hopes it encourages drivers to think twice before getting behind the wheel and hopefully avoid the torment her family has been put through.
Since Brittney Rose left her home on the morning of August 23, her room has not been disturbed.
Ms Kelley has been unable to change the room even though she knows her daughter is never coming home.
She said that was one of the many realities she would have to accept.
“I will never get to see her fully grow up,” Ms Kelley said.
“I will never see her get married.
“I will never see her have kids.”
Brittney Rose was reaching to answer her phone moments before the accident.
Ms Kelley hopes everyone who drives past the memorial is reminded about how dangerous it is to use a phone behind the wheel.
“Be aware of what you are doing,” Ms Kelley said.
“Don’t look away – don’t even touch your phone.
“If it’s important, they’ll ring back.
“It’s not worth risking your life for.”