The man who killed our Tony was driving for an agency. The agency boss testified for him in court and said he would re-employ him. This is staunch loyalty for a driver who cost his agency the loss of a HGV for over 4 years and proves that some HGV companies are totally detached from any responsibility for the death of others at the hands of the drivers they employ. It also proves they have no social conscience. There is a battle to fight there - I have been thinking about it for years.
Cheers you three.. I know about the woman who joined the company and told her story at their shareholder meeting. Brilliant. Almost 6 years later and plucking up the courage and mental strength to fight these battles is not easy believe me. I collected our Tony's bike from the police finally after all this time a few weeks ago and I have restored it again and have plucked up the courage to start riding again myself. I see that as a major victory. I am still shit scared on the road though..!
Just to update you all, it's been more than 3 years. In summer 2010 the killer appealed to have all his convictions quoshed at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. He had been released from prison, having served 8 months of his 2 years. He did not even nother to attend. I did. He lost again and the judges threw his appeals out.
In November 2012 he applied for his licenses back. Unfortunately the police were not informed in time to represent the public at the hearing and his application went unopposed. He was granted his car license and his HGV license back. We think his former employer has welcomed him back with open arms (he said he would in court) and he is now on our roads again behind the wheel of a HGV.
He has still not forwarded any message of condolence, sympathy, sorrow or remorse to our family.