Great aunt's 'get well soon' cards plea to injured niece whose dad was killed in collision - Wisbech lorry driver arrested and charged
PUBLISHED: 18:24 01 August 2017 | UPDATED: 18:24 01 August 2017
Thousands have shared a Facebook plea to send get well soon cards to a seven-year-old girl who was seriously injured in a crash that killed her father.
A Wisbech lorry driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving and injuring the girl.
The family of Jacee Fisk from Suffolk put out an appeal for people to send the youngster cards after she broke both collarbones in the collision.
Firefighters, police and paramedics were sent to the crash, which involved a car and two lorries, but 43-year-old Mr Fisk, from Kesgrave, died at the scene near Mendlesham on July 25.
Jacee was airlifted to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital with serious injuries and is now recovering at home.
There has since been a massive reaction to a Facebook post written by Jacee’s great aunt Gillian Colchester asking people to send her messages of support.
She wrote: “So this is my great niece Jacee. She was involved in a horrific RTA (road traffic accident) involving two lorries and their car. Tragically her daddy was killed.
“Jacee is now at home recovering with her family.
“It would be lovely if we could send her some get well cards to show that people are thinking of her and her daddy at this time.
“The summer holidays are not going to be enjoyable for her so any diversion will help to brighten her days.”
She added: “It would make her day to get some mail.
“Let’s keep that brave smile going.”
Lorry driver Dalius Matulaitis, of Rectory Gardens, Wisbech, was charged with causing the death of Mr Fisk by dangerous driving and seriously injuring Mr Fisk’s seven-year-old daughter.
He made his first appearance via video link from Martlesham police investigation centre.
No plea was entered because the accusation of death by dangerous driving can only be heard by a crown court.
Magistrates denied an application for bail. He was remanded in custody until his next hearing which will be before Ipswich Crown Court on August 24.
Cards should be sent to Jacee via 26 Broadfields Close, Gislingham, Eye, Suffolk, IP23 8HY.