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Hussey family still haunted by the loss of their son

The parents of a three year old boy killed by a runaway trailer have told ITV News their lives will never be the same again and they're still haunted by how their son died.

The driver of the car pulling the trailer was given a six month driving ban and community service.

The parents of Freddie Hussey say sentences should be tougher and they now want a change in the law to improve trailer safety.

Victoria Davies reports.

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Driver involved in Bristol toddler's death walks free from court

A driver whose runaway trailer killed a three year old boy has walked free from court after being given a community service order.

Freddie Hussey was with his mother near their home in Bristol when the trailer became detached from a car driven by Tony Davies.

ITV's Victoria Davies was at Bristol Crown Court.

'Our family life has been shattered': Freddie Hussey's family respond to sentencing

Freddie Hussey was killed by a runaway trailer last January. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

The family of Freddie Hussey have responded to the sentence given to a man who admitted causing the three-year-old's death by careless driving.

Tony Davies, 37, from South Gloucestershire, was sentenced to a 6-month driving ban and 200 hours' community service at Bristol Crown Court today.

Freddie and his mother Donna were walking home on the pavement in Bedminster after dropping his brother off at school when he was crushed by a runaway trailer, which detached from a passing Land Rover and mounted the kerb.

They should’ve been able to walk safely along the pavement.

Our son has been taken away from us, and we will never have the opportunity to see Freddie grow and have his own life. We’ve been left to pick up the pieces. Our family life has been shattered and we now have to try and continue with our lives knowing this tragedy could have been prevented.

No sentence will ever reflect the enormous loss and devastation we as a family have suffered. We have to find a way to live with this, but we’re relieved the court process is now over.

– The family of Freddie Hussey

They also thanked the emergency services, staff at Bristol Children's Hospital and the police.

Manslaughter and death by dangerous driving charges against Tony Davies were previously dropped, but he had pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.

Driver involved in toddler's death gets community service and 6-month ban

Three-year-old Freddie Hussey was killed while walking with his mother in Bedminster. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

A man from South Gloucestershire who admitted causing the death of a three-year-old by careless driving has been sentenced to 200 hours of community service and a 6-month driving ban at Bristol Crown Court.

Freddie Hussey was walking with his mother on the pavement near his home in Bedminster when he was crushed by a runaway trailer, which detached from a passing Land Rover and mounted the kerb.

Manslaughter and death by dangerous driving charges against Tony Davies were previously dropped, but the 37-year-old pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.

There was an emotional reaction from the family of Freddie Hussey, who were in court to hear the sentence. More to follow.

Sentencing of driver involved in Bristol toddler's death

Three-year-old Freddie Hussey was killed while walking with his mother in Bedminster. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

A man from South Gloucestershire who admitted causing the death of a three-year-old boy by careless driving is expected to be sentenced today at Bristol Crown Court.

Freddie Hussey was walking with his mother on the pavement near his home in Bedminster when he was crushed by a runaway trailer, which detached from a passing Land Rover and mounted the kerb. He was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary but later died of his injuries.

Manslaughter and dangerous driving charges against Tony Davies were dropped, but the 37-year-old pleaded guilty to causing death by careless driving.

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