‘One terrible mistake, should not define him’

David Grice has been jailed for at least 18 months over the crash that killed Danielle McGrath at Caringbah in 2016. Picture: AAP
David Grice has been jailed for at least 18 months over the crash that killed Danielle McGrath at Caringbah in 2016. Picture: AAP

I am writing with concern about your article ‘‘Truck driver’s poor record’’ (Leader, February 7).

This article is about a very sad accident causing death. Both families’ lives on both sides of this story have been affected and changed forever. 

Your article does not give a true representation of the facts of this accident.

Why does the article sound so negative toward the driver when he is a good, kind human being and is very sorry, and his family are devastated. 

He has driven trucks for 20 years with care and caution but with this one terrible mistake, this should not define him. 

Do pedestrians look up before they cross, do drivers allow trucks to stop before cutting in front of them? 

The Leader could take this opportunity to remind us all that our actions can change our lives in a split second and that all drivers on the road should slow down and take more care.

Leonie, Heathcote