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Victims share car accident horror stories.

YOUNG people were invited to hear the testimony of those affected by car accidents to educate them about the perils of dangerous driving.

The event at Newcastle School for Girls, organised by Northumbria Police, used hardhitting personal stories to demonstrate the full horror of serious car accidents.

More than 450 students heard the intimate accounts.

Among those telling their story was Nicole Sophia Southern, 18, of Blyth, whose life was turned upside down in May 2016.

She said: "We were going well under the speed limit and I had a seat belt on but we overshot a bend and crashed into another car which had a mum and two young children in.

"Everybody escaped without serious injury except me."

She spent three weeks in hospital recovering from a gruelling operation but took a long time to fully recover and still needs physio to this day.

Now studying at Northumbria University, Nicole says she's determined to share her neardeath account to deter young people from getting into cars if they think it isn't safe.

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 29, 2017
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