PARENTS fighting for justice over their children who died in a car crash have received massive support.
An online petition set up by the families of Jade Rice and Daniel Atkinson has already received dozens of signatures.
Now the families hope many more will back their call for a court hearing over the crash in Bradley.
The two teenagers, who were in care, were only 17 when they were killed.
A car being driven by Shipley care worker Mohammed Tanwir hit a tree and a lamp-post at 80mph in a 40mph zone on Bradley Road, Bradley, on January 29, 2006.
A dangerous driving charge against Mr Tanwir was dropped in November the same year, due to insufficient evidence presented by the Crown Prosecution Service.
Later a coroner’s verdict said the teenagers were “unlawfully killed”, which gave the family new hope of court action.
The families have a meeting with the Director of Public Prosecutions next month to try and persuade him to consider a court case.
Jade’s mum, Elaine Noble, said: “We hope many more people sign our petition to get justice for our children”.
Supporters of their cause have posted comments on the petition website.
Debbie McDonagh said: “How can someone kill two children and just walk away from his crime? You do right to carry on fighting for justice for Jade and Daniel, I’m sure their lives mean more than a sheet of paper thrown in a drawer and forgotten about”.
Bev Gough said: “This is outrageous. These two children were deemed as unlawfully killed therefore the male who took their lives should stand trial. It is not about the interests of the public, it is about justice for two children”.
DeWayne Hyatt said: “I truly hope that justice will prevail. Given the coroner’s report, the driver should be brought to face trial for his actions that led to the deaths of two young people”.
Rebecca Halliday said: “I read a story in the paper about a man who got a four year prison sentence for snatching a woman’s purse and running off. Four years. And the driver of this car hasn’t even been charged for speeding yet he killed two young teenagers in his care. It’s disgusting! Justice for Jade and Daniel”.
Kevin Hill said: “This is an absolute joke. Something should have been done to this person the moment this happened and people should not have to resort to doing petitions for justice.”
Helena Morris said: “Care workers are trusted with the lives of the people they care for – they like any other member of the public that cause injury, harm or death by reckless driving should face a jury of their peers.”
Lynn Hyett said: “Please everyone sign this petition for Daniel and Jade. They were taken too soon and justice needs to be done”.
Paul Briggs said: “If someone is unlawfully killed surely it is in the public interest for a fair trial”.
Zoe Livesey said: “Please help these poor parents. Is it not enough that they sadly lost their children but then to put them through this not knowing? Any parent should have the right to know what happened to their kids and then punish those to blame.”
Julie Waine said: “Two kids die when in care with a care worker and he walks away getting on with his life. Just how does he live with himself?”
The petition is at www.ipetitions.com/petition/jade1988