Crash victim returns to where his brother…

Crash victim returns to where his brother was killed to make lifesaving gesture
2019-11-06 15:59:00
We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see ourPrivacy Noticefor details of your data protection rightsCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA man left disabled by a horror crash that killed his brother is hoping to save lives in his name. Stephen Meara-Blount, 60, has donated over 200 reflective armbands to children at a primary school just metres from where a drink driver ploughed into him and his brother in January 2006. He as left with life-changing injuries and now runs the Tony Blount Foundation, which is named after his brother, to raise awareness of road safety and the dangers of drink driving. On the night of the incident, Stephen was met by his brother and brother-in-law at closing time at the Station Inn pub, in Beverley Road, after a night DJing there so they could walk home together. “We had just left the pub, the landlady had locked the door behind us, and we checked to see if it was safe to cross – which it seemed to be,” he said. “We got a couple of feet from the kerb on the other side, then we heard an almighty scream. “As I turned to look, the car hit all three of us.” Stephen and sister Mandy Blount-Fory at the site where their brother was killed (Image: Hull Live) The driver, Ian Atkinson, who was 19 at the time, was more than two times over the drink-drive limit and doing 60mph in a 30 zone. He was jailed for three and a half years. Father-of-two Tony Blount, who was 42-year-old at the time, was killed after he hit the windscreen and was thrown into the air. Stephen was left disabled and suffered life-changing injuries. He had to be resuscitated twice and shattered the bones in his leg, which almost had to be amputated. His brother-in-law escaped with bruising. “Same car, same acciden


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