Death crash victim’s dad warns young drivers to ‘think what you are doing’

Floral tributes at the scene of the fatal car crash on the A630 just outside Conisbrough.
Floral tributes at the scene of the fatal car crash on the A630 just outside Conisbrough.
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THE devastated dad of one of the three teenagers killed in a horrific South Yorkshire car crash today warned teenager drivers: “Think what you are doing.”

Antonia Browne, aged 14, died when the car she was a passenger in careered off the road and struck a tree.

Pals Michael Gallagher, 16, and Tom Hughes, 15, were also killed.

Michael - who was too young to have a driving licence - had been behind the wheel.


Antonia’s parents Antonio and April Browne, of Balby, Doncaster, are still trying to find out how and why their daughter ended up in the car which crashed on the A630, between Doncaster and Conisbrough.

Dad Antonio, a 43-year-old glassworker, said: “If I could send a warning out to other kids I would say ‘just think about what you are doing’.

“Three kids have paid the ultimate price for being silly. I am sure there are lots of kids out there that do worse and get away with it.

“Kids don’t see danger. That’s all these three were - just kids.”

Doncaster MP Ed Miliband also issued a warning after the latest tragedy - which takes the total of teenagers killed on Doncaster’s roads to six in just four weeks.

The tragedy followed the deaths of 17-year-olds Robert Tepper and Jonathan Scott and Lauren Birkett, 16, in a crash on Adwick Road, Mexborough, in Mr Miliband’s Doncaster North constituency.

The Labour leader said: “These tragic accidents have very sadly killed six young people who should have had their whole lives ahead of them.

“Everyone’s thoughts will be with the families of those who died.

“It’s so important, especially when the roads are wet, that everyone takes care on the roads.”