'It will always be there': Young driver remembers the night he killed his best mate

2/07/2019 3:00:00 AM

'It will always be there': Young driver remembers the night he killed his best mate

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'It will always be there': Young driver remembers the night he killed his best mate

Logan West was 17 when he was killed in a crash in a car driven by his best mate, who is sharing his story in the hope it will serve as a warning to others.

It devastated them, ultimately claiming their marriage.For Logan's father, Brett, the knowledge of what his family lost was never far from his mind."It's just always there; it's just a bit like a screensaver," he said."The second you turn off whatever you were working on you've still got the screensaver there. It never disappears.

"To say that time heals, I don't think it does — you just become better at coming to terms with it and coping with it."Wendy said Logan's death triggered consequences that extended outward from the family."It goes way beyond me to his friends; it's the full ripple effect, and that ripple never stops," she said.

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It devastated them, ultimately claiming their marriage. For Logan's father, Brett, the knowledge of what his family lost was never far from his mind. But federal government administrative data shows limited take-up. "It's just always there; it's just a bit like a screensaver," he said. "This is very painful, most of all because of the baby. "The second you turn off whatever you were working on you've still got the screensaver there. The most successful leave schemes for fathers are those that are ring-fenced for men, pay well and provide incentives to share care between mums and dads. It never disappears. Credit: AP A break in the fifth game of the opening set, which included a delectable lob over the statuesque Williams that left the crowd roaring their approval, was enough to win Gauff the first set and her nerveless display continued in the second set.

"To say that time heals, I don't think it does — you just become better at coming to terms with it and coping with it. However, our own recent research analysing young women’s and men’s attitudes to the future of work and family formation shows young fathers, as much as young mothers, want policies that enable them to work and parent.." Wendy said Logan's death triggered consequences that extended outward from the family. "It goes way beyond me to his friends; it's the full ripple effect, and that ripple never stops," she said. It’s not the most generous scheme in the world, but it is available and compares to schemes in the UK and Denmark. 'You're driving a lethal weapon' With the terrible knowledge of how quickly things can go wrong behind the wheel of a car, Steven has called on road users to think about others, both in their vehicles and outside of them. Interior Minister Mario Durán was among those who attended. . Marian Baird is director of the Women and Work Research Group and professor of gender and employment relations at the University of Sydney Business School. "After the match I told her just thank you for everything she did.