GIRL, 15, SEES MUM CRUSHED BY A RUNAWAY 4x4 TRAILER.(News)
A YOUNG girl watched in horror yesterday as her mother was killed by a runaway trailer.
Felicity Campion, 44, had said goodbye to her eldest daughter Dorothy, 15, when she was killed.
The teenager had just boarded the Grampian Regional Council-run bus to take her 15 miles to Turriff Academy when she watched the tragic events unfold.
It is understood that the youngster scrambled from the bus to rush to her mother's aid - but it was too late.
Mrs Campion, of Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, was fatally injured when a trailer broke free from its mounting on the back of David Forbes' 4 by 4 Toyota Hi-Lux van, and ran over the top of her.
Yesterday heartbroken David, a farm mechanic, of Turriff, said: "I do not know what happened. It is such a horrible situation. I really cannot add anything to that at this stage."
Grampian Police were yesterday investigating the cause of the incident, but believed it to be a "freak accident".
A spokesman said: "PC Christopher Wheatley was the first on the scene and it must have been terrible for him."
Yesterday Niven Shiney, who lives in the same tiny village as the tragic family, said: "Felicity's death has come as a blow to the whole village.
"She was one of the most delightful people anyone could ever meet. It is an absolutely devastating thing to happen. "
Mrs Campion is survived by her husband, who works offshore, daughter Dorothy and two younger children Jennifer and Stephen, who attend Auchterless Primary School.
Headmaster Raymond Morton said yesterday: "The whole school is in a state of shock. We feel the loss for the whole family"