THE family of Robert Jamieson have slammed the "lenient" sentence handed out to Fernando Page, the bus driver involved in the crash which killed their son.
Robert's death in February had already sparked a campaign by his family to get a roundabout installed at the notorious Britannia Inn crossroads in Oswaldtwistle, which they have vowed to continue.
In a statement to the Observer his mum Sue said: "It feels like I have buried my son all over again, but in fact it is worse. It is like having gone nearly six months to say goodbye to the baby I loved.
"He gave 20 years of great fun-filled life and of not knowing what tomorrow would bring. Rob was special. He gave so much and opened up so much for others.
"Now he is no longer here. He is in a grave, a box, in Dill Hall Cemetery, cold and lonely as I am.
"He can't help me reach things from the top of the cupboard, do the gardening, walk the dogs, keep me company while his dad is working, laugh and watch films with me, surprise me, make the tea or take me to work and wait to pick me up.
"I won't be able to tell him off for his music anymore or for not being home in time. He won't be able to set up home with a special girl that he would eventually have married and had children with. They would have been our grandchildren.
"Fernardo Page has taken away the most special gift that anyone could give and for what? For not waiting to take a corner while driving. All we have left is tears, heartache and lots of lonely years. The law really does stink.''