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Teenager's death in collision prompts safety reminder if car breaks down at roadside

  • Watch Jenna Verdicchio's report below

A woman who lost her sister in a road traffic accident in Kent is warning others on staying safe when your car breaks down on a busy road.

Georgia Mann, who was 15, died after a stationary car she was in was hit by traffic on a slip road.

It happened on the A249, one of the South East's busiest trunk routes connecting the county to the Isle of Sheppey.

Their car had broken down and was waiting for help on the slip road with the B2006 Staplehurst Road at Milton Regis, near Sittingbourne.

Georgia Mann, 15, died after a stationary car she was in was hit by traffic on a slip road

A van hit the back of the Audi Georgia was sat in, where she sustained severe brain injuries and died in hospital two days later.

Georgia's family are trying to raise awareness of staying safe when broken down to prevent others from losing someone they love.

I think a lot of people don't know that you need to get out of the car. Even before this happened, I didn't know. I even thought that you would be safer in a car where you've got the vehicle around you to protect you. But I don't think she would've known at all."

– Sammy Law, Georgia's sister and Road Safety Campaigner

Part of the campaign involves selling emergency breakdown bags.

The bags have been printed with the hashtag #ifthecarbreaksdownGET OUT.

Each bag contains a high vis vest and two foil blankets.

The money raised will go towards finding more ways to spread awareness.

Georgia's family are planning to take their campaign into schools in order to educate more new drivers, so that no other family has to deal with the same tragedy that could have been prevented.