Don’t forget them

Leigh, Hannah and David Bush

Leigh, Hannah and David Bush

NOTHING will ever bring Hannah Bush and her grandmother Norma Skinner back and no sentence could ever do their lost lives justice.

But Hannah’s parents hope that if anything comes of their daughter’s completely unnecessary death, it’s less trauma on the roads.

Speaking after the sentencing of the man whose speeding killed them, Hannah’s mother and Mrs Skinner’s daughter Leigh Bush said she hoped it sent a message to all drivers.

“I’m hoping that it sends a message of caution so that people can think about their driving and attitudes,” she said.

“No one can compensate for what we’ve lost, so just really be careful.

“I hope that no one forgets them – I just hope that people can look at the road rules and obey them.

“Every day we see hoon driving, everyone sees people speeding ... everyone just slow down and think about someone else’s life.”

Hannah’s father David Bush said the evidence showed if the road rules had been followed, the tragedy would never have happened. 

“You can’t think that you’re invincible,” he said.

“If you think those laws don’t apply to you, they do, and this illustrates that very clearly.

“This didn’t need to happen and it did, so please, we don’t want it to happen to anyone else.”

Their only child, Hannah was their “miracle baby”, born after more than a decade of trying and a number of miscarriages.

Mr and Mrs Bush want Hannah’s memory to live on.

“A bright, bubbly, blue-eyed little blonde girl, she was an adorable child – she made a lot of friends.

“We thank the support of the community, we have a beautiful community in Cardross and we have a good community in Mildura and that does help a lot.”

Mr Cheng’s sister and father made the trip from Hong Kong to support him, his sister apologising to the victims’ families. 

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