Devastated mom reveals one unanswered question that will ‘haunt her for the rest of her life’ after teenage daughter died in car crash during KFC run
- Alyssa Postle was killed after the car in which she was a passenger ran into a power pole
- She had gone to dinner with friends at the time of an accident in August 2020
- Alyssa was getting into a friend’s car to eat at a nearby KFC when the vehicle crashed
- Her mother Kellie said she has “no idea” why her daughter left her own car
- Alyssa’s mother has since focused on raising awareness about road safety
A mother who lost her teenage daughter in a devastating car accident on a KFC run has revealed the one unanswered question that will “ haunt her for the rest of her life. ”
17-year-old Alyssa Postle suffered serious head injuries when the car her friend was driving hit from the road to a power pole in Bray Park in north Brisbane in August last year.
The Year 12 student had texted her mother Kellie Postle saying, “Should be home by 8:30,” but just an hour later, Mrs. Postle had two teenagers on her doorstep telling her an accident had happened.
Alyssa’s mom Kellie Postle (pictured together) said she has ‘no idea’ why her daughter chose to drive her boyfriend’s car who later crashed into a power pole
Alyssa Postle, 17, suffered serious head injuries when the car in which she was a passenger went off the road to a power pole in Bray Park in northern Brisbane in August last year.
Ms. Postle said her daughter recently got her driver’s license while driving to the Warner Tavern herself for dinner.
‘She asked me during the day if she could go out. I said, ‘No, it’s a school night,’ but I’ve changed my mind, ‘said Ms. Postle YahooNews.
But when her friend was refused service because they were underage, Alyssa decided not to drive and got into a friend’s Subaru Impreza and traveled to a nearby KFC.
Alyssa’s mother said she has “no idea” why her beloved daughter chose to drive her friend’s car.
“It’s a question that will haunt me for the rest of my life,” she said.
Alyssa is pictured with her family. Her loved ones continue to deal with their grief ten months after the tragic accident
In the 10 months since her daughter’s death, Ms. Postle said the pain is still so raw.
She described her daughter ‘Lyss’ as a bucket hat lover who was always doing something crazy around the house and making others laugh.
A talented track and field athlete, she completed her senior year at the Christian Genesis School in Bray Park.
As she and her family continue to deal with the pain of losing Alyssa, Ms. Postle has focused on raising awareness about road safety – especially for those who have just received their driver’s license.
Ms Postle believes that red P-platers should not be allowed to get passengers in their car and is in favor of changing the rules.
“It’s the only thing that could have protected her,” she said.
Alyssa was in her senior year at the time of the accident and was a talented track and field athlete
‘This can be prevented. It’s not like cancer, it’s in our hands, we can control it if each of us did the right thing, this wouldn’t happen. ‘
In Queensland, drivers with red P license plates are prohibited from driving between 11 PM and 5 AM with more than one passenger under 21 who is not an immediate family member.
Mrs. Postle has it Live4Lyss Facebook page regularly updated with road safety awareness programs.
She also hopes to bring about some change in the rules around P-platers and the passengers they can have when they first start driving independently.
‘I’ve been looking at places like New Zealand, and they have more of a limited licensing process so when you first go to your Ps there you can only have a peer support driver as a passenger, but you must have their open license already at least two years, ”she told the courier.
The mother hopes that sharing her story of her beloved daughter’s death will encourage other families to talk to their own children about being safe at the wheel.
The driver involved in Alyssa’s crash was charged with dangerous vehicle operation that resulted in death.
The 17-year-old was hospitalized for three days before her life support was turned off