Martin Walsh, 21

Killed 1997

Road trauma used to be a term we heard on the radio or read in the newspapers. It was something that we had not experienced within our circle of fiends and most definitely NOT to our little family.

This all changed with a phone call from the police. We knew by the time we arrived at the police station that one of our children was dead.

Road trauma and speed in our case, not only affects the victimís immediate family, it has a far reaching affect touching work mates colleagues sporting associates school friends and all the families of these people.

We feel a sense of absolute sorrow every time we see or hear of more deaths on the road especially those deaths that are very similar to the way Marty died.

Kevin and Joan Walsh