A mother's "worst nightmare" came true when the young man who was responsible for the death of her daughter was spared jail time.
Cheryl Hussain read her victim impact statement to the court, hoping for justice: "Our lives have been torn apart and nothing will ever be the same again.”
Two weeks after passing his driver's test, Jack Thomas, now 20, went to pick up his friend, Talaina Hussain, 18, from work. He was driving his mother's car at high speed on a road that had a 30 miles per hour limit. When he went to make a sharp turn, the car skid and went straight into someone's house.
Unfortunately, the passenger side was heavily damaged, leaving Talaina with a serious brain injury that left her on life support.
Hussain's dreams of studying psychology at Edge Hill University all came crashing down when her family made the decision to end her life support, only two days after the accident.
"I knew in my heart I was going to lose my baby girl and that I wasn’t going home with her that night and things were never going to be the same again," she said.
Thomas pleaded guilty to a charge of death by careless driving, but still managed to escape jail time...