Doctor speaks about drink drive tragedy

By Ross Findon

Friday, December 13, 2013



THE final film in a series focusing on the death of Isle of Wight youngster Evey Staley has been released by police today (Friday).

The film, which can be seen on YouTube and viewed below, features an interview with Dr Mariam Rice, who treated Evey's parents Neal and Penny in the wake of the accident. 

In it, she speaks about the consequences of drink and drug driving.

She said: "We told Neal that his daughter was dead though her body was still alive, which is a really horrible, difficult concept for anybody to understand, particularly if you can't see it.

"This was not a child who had been unwell she had not deteriorated into illness. She had been an alive, vital child the last time he saw her and he was now being told by people he did not know, without his wife's support, that she was dead."

It follows interviews earlier this week with Neil and Penny, Evey's aunt and uncle Hayley and Alan and police officers involved in the case surrounding Evey's death, which was caused by a driver more than twice the drink drive limit and who had been smoking cannabis.

See the video below:

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