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Paige Rice's mum hits out after footage of crash is posted online

Sarah Mason 14th Apr, 2022

A DEVASTATED mum has hit out after a video of a crash that killed her daughter has been posted to social media.

Clare Rice has spoken of her struggles since discovering Paige’s last moments are now on the internet for all to see.

Influencer Paige died in October when the car she was a passenger in crashed into a taxi in the Queensway tunnel in Liverpool.

The 22-year-old from Solihull died in hospital following the incident.

An inquest revealed that the driver, Callum Miller – who also died of his injuries, was driving at 98mph moments before the crash which also left a taxi driver with life-changing injuries.

Clare wrote on Facebook: “I have no idea who has this video and how it’s got online but I want you to know, I’ve not slept since and I feel sick to the stomach.

“After we lost Paige I was asked if I wanted to view the footage, I chose not to for my own sanity.

“When you grieve someone who’s died and in such a tragic way, your mind chooses what to think about and what to block out.

“Finding out the video was online has been really triggering for me, moments which I’d been blocking out to survive my days were now at the forefront of my mind.

“I’m heartbroken, the thought of strangers, people who don’t know Paige or me watching something so traumatic and distressing.”

She said posting personal pictures and videos without consent can have serious impact on people’s lives.

Clare added: “I’m still Paige’s mum and I still have that protective instinct.

“No matter how old your child gets, they’re still our babies.

“My life has revolved around my children and making sure they never went without.

“I can’t tell you how much my life has been turned upside down since losing my daughter.

“To cause added stress and upset is disrespectful and thoughtless.

“Paige left behind many broken hearts, she is loved and now missed by so many people, someone’s daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend.

“We don’t deserve any more upset. I hope the posts are removed.”

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