Crash survivor makes great strides in rebuilding her life

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Crash survivor makes great strides in rebuilding her life thumbnailShannon Phillips is now on her way to recovery. She has urged young drivers to slow down behind the wheel. GB4925R p5

A 21-YEAR-OLD woman, who suffered life changing injuries in a car accident, has appealed to young people to "slow down" when they are behind the wheel.
Shannon Phillips, from Dunfane, was a back seat passenger in a serious car accident on Halloween night, 2014.
The driver of the car, Nicholas O'Kane, was handed a nine-month suspended sentence last week at Antrim Court for two counts of causing grievous bodily injury by inconsiderate driving, one count of which applied to Shannon.
The other charge was in relation to another back seat passenger who has been left in a wheelchair as a result of the accident.
The group of friends were on their way to a Halloween house party when the accident occurred on the Glenariffe Road.
Shannon and the other woman injured were window passengers in the back seat.
The former St Patrick's pupil said she doesn't remember anything about the accident but only knows facts because of what she has been told.
"Nicky was trying to keep up with another guy who was driving in front of us. He was following him because he was unsure of the road," Shannon explained.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.


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