Family urges others to pull over if tired

HAILEY O'Grady loved McDonald's - so it's one of many small comforts her family has that their daughter and sister enjoyed a Macca's meal as her last.

They know that in her final moments, having been to a concert with a friend in Melbourne, Hailey was happy.

They know that in her final moments, having been to a concert with a friend in Melbourne, Hailey was happy.

"She traveled, she danced, she worked at Harvey Norman, had a good job and good friends,'' Hailey's mother, Bev Steart, said this week.

But the "good, honest girl'' was taken from Bev and her family too soon - when a man had a 'mini-sleep' at the wheel.

The family knows nothing will bring their beautiful Hailey home, but they don't want her death to be for nothing.

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When Christopher Micallef was given a two-year suspended jail sentence, with no fine, Hailey's family was angry.

They don't believe jail time was the answer, but strongly feel the punishment did not reflect a loss of life.

Nor do they feel the justice system supports the efforts of those preaching safe driving messages, such as Victoria Police, the SES or TAC.

As Bev says in our Review today, if you're tired, pull over. Think of Hailey - and all those who have died unnecessarily on our roads.

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