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Cassie's mum backs eye test campaign

Cassie McCord, who died when she was hit by a car in Colchester in February 2011. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A mother from Essex whose teenage daughter was killed by a driver with poor eyesight, is backing a campaign for drivers to get their sight tested every two years.

Cassie McCord was hit when a car mounted the pavement she was walking along in Colchester in February 2011.

The 87-year-old driver had been stopped by police three days before - he was unable to read a number plate from twenty metres away. Her mother, Jackie McCord, will help road safety charity Brake launch its new campaign.