THE mum of a Millom teenager who died in a car crash has thrown her support behind a hard-hitting road safety campaign.

Sharron Huddleston’s 18-year old daughter, Caitlin, was killed in a crash in 2017 when her friend Skye Mitchell lost control of their car.

The two friends both died in the crash on the A595 near Bootle on July 14 in 2017 as they travelled to enjoy a meal out together at the Wild Olive in Gosforth.

Mrs Huddleston is working with road safety charity Brake for this year’s Road Safety Week to improve young driver safety.

“The death of my daughter, Caitlin, broke my heart. Knowing that Caitlin’s death could have been prevented is what pushes me on to campaign for better driver licensing and why I’m encouraging others to Step Up for Safe Streets for Road Safety Week,” she said.

“No mother should ever have to go through the pain of losing a child in a road crash but by working together we can try and make sure that tragedies like Caitlin’s never happen again.”

As part of this week Brake revealed that a third of adults have been in a collision or near miss on the road in past year.

This rises to more than half when just young adults aged between 18 and 34 are concerned.

The research, from a survey of 2,000, has been published to highlight the level of danger felt on UK roads and to encourage people to “Step Up for Safe Streets” for national Road Safety Week 2019.

Brake delivers support to road crash victims and knows the devastation that such incidents cause to families every day - on average, there is a death or serious injury on a UK road every 20 minutes.

The charity believes that every road death and serious injury is preventable and is urging everyone to think about how they can “Step Up for Safe Streets” for Road Safety Week.

Joshua Harris, director of campaigns for Brake, the road safety charity, said: “These findings paint an alarming picture of the danger on our roads and yet it’s what we’re all exposed to, every day, when getting about.

“We shouldn’t have to accept this level of risk as part of our daily lives and so we are calling on everyone to “Step Up” for Road Safety Week and shout out for the solutions that we know can make our roads safe.”