I'm Daniel's mum.
Daniel was a passenger in the crash.
He was 22 and a trainee, starting a life in the Navy based down here at HMAS Cerberus.
He and his mates had been out enjoying some time off away from the pressures of study and Navy life. You can probably relate!
He had only just broken up with his girlfriend a few days prior, so probably felt he needed a few beers with the boys.
A carton of beer… a P plate driver… excessive speed and a bit of showing off on a dark back road… a recipe for disaster.
He happened to be sitting behind the driver on the side of the car that hit the pole.