Mother allows dead son's car to be used for drink drive prevention

Helen and her son Daniel Birch who was killed in a car crash Helen Birch's son Daniel was three times over the drink drive limit

Related Stories

The wreckage of a car in which a man from Lancashire was killed is on display for a campaign, backed by his mother, to prevent further drink driving related deaths.

Daniel Birch, 23, from Coppull, was three times over the limit when he died in March 2012.

His mother, Helen Birch, is backing the council and emergency services' Almost Home campaign.

The car wreckage is on display at Tesco Chorley and Tesco Leyland on Sunday.

The car wreckage in which Daniel Birch died Daniel Birch's car wreckage is on display as part of the Almost Home campaign

Almost Home was launched ahead of the two year anniversary of Mr Birch's death on 18 March, with the backing of his mother.

Ms Birch said: "Many young people naturally think they can take the risk and get away with it once.

"But... they haven't really thought through the potential consequences not just for them but everyone they know and love."

Sgt John Jennings-Wharton, of Lancashire Police, said: "We would like to thank Daniel's family who, after going through what they have, can still find the strength to stand up and fully support this campaign."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Lancashire



Min. Night 13 °C


  • RihannaCloud caution

    After celebrity leaks, what can you do to safeguard your photos?

  • Cesc FabregasFair price?

    Have some football clubs overpaid for their new players?

  • Woman and hairdryerBlow back

    Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy?

  • Rack of lambFavourite feast

    Is the UK unusually fond of lamb and potatoes?

  • Members of staff at James Stevenson Flags hold a Union Jack and Saltire flag UK minus Scotland

    Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.