Toddler's Family Campaign For Law Change

Levi Brailsford
Levi Brailsford Photo: ITV West Country

The parents of a two year-old boy who died after falling from a moving car are calling for a change in the law to make child locks compulsory.

Levi Brailsford who was two years-old, was being driven through Bristol by a relative when he managed to open the car door and fell into the road.

His parents say only one child lock was activated at the time and are urging other parents to make sure both doors are securely locked if a child is travelling in the car.

They've started an online petition calling for a change in the law.

You think it won't happen to you, but it can happen and it will change your world. My life will never be the same. It's been absolutely devastating and nothing will change that now. Every day I'm just trying to cope without having him next to me. No other family should have to go through that. It only takes a few seconds to switch your child locks on.

– Andrea Brailsford, Levi's Mother
Levi Brailsford
Levi Brailsford Credit: ITV West Country

Levi died after falling from a car being driven along Holloway Road in Stockwood in Bristol on May 11th. As the car turned onto Stockwood lane, he fell and was hit by the car. He was flown to hospital suffering from head injuries but attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

Levi Brailsford
Levi Brailsford Credit: ITV West Country

Tomorrow (Saturday 23rd June) hundreds of people are expected to take part in a sponsored walk though Bristol. They're hoping to raise money for the air ambulance service and for a headstone for Levi's grave.

The walk will start at the bandstand in Castle Park at 11am on Saturday. The route takes in the city centre and Temple Meads station before finishing in Stockwood at the Concorde Pub.

The pub will also be the venue for another fundraising event held in Levi's memory. On July 21st an auction will be held, with all proceeds going to the air ambulance service.

Anyone wanting to donate money to Levi's fund, or prizes for the auction can email levibrailsford@hotmail.co.uk.

Levi's story has touched a lot of people and we feel that something positive is coming out of something negative. We want to raise money for the air ambulance as they did everything they could for Levi and we're so grateful.

Levi was a live wire. He was a little loveable rogue. A little star. If his legacy and his name can live on through something really positive then that's just brilliant."

– Kevin Brailsford, Levi's Father