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Florida trip for crash tragedy family

PUBLISHED: 11:11 31 July 2010 | UPDATED: 09:48 16 September 2010

A BROTHER and sister whose mum died in a tragic accident have returned from a dream holiday to Florida.

Kyle and Jordan Palmer enjoyed a two-week break in the sunshine state with dad Keith thanks to the generosity of people touched by their plight.

A BROTHER and sister whose mum died in a tragic accident have returned from a dream holiday to Florida.

Kyle and Jordan Palmer enjoyed a two-week break in the sunshine state with dad Keith thanks to the generosity of people touched by their plight.

The two children, from Bradwell, lost mum Kelly in a car crash near Lowestoft last November.

Last Friday Casey Mola, who admitted causing Kelly's death in the crash, was told he could face jail.

Both of the children were travelling with Kelly at the time of the accident, with Kyle, eight, suffering deep wounds in the head, a broken arm, wrist and collarbone, damaged rib muscles and wounded groin.

Kyle is still being treated for his scarring with creams and special plasters, but has made a complete recovery from the other injuries.

Jordan, 10, was less seriously hurt but suffered bad bruising and an eye injury.

It had been a dream for the two Hillside School pupils to visit Florida before their mum died.

Charity events, including a penalty shoot-out with former Norwich City players, raised around £6,000 to pay for the holiday at the resort of Kissimmee, near Orlando.

Keith, 67, said: “The holiday went brilliantly and we all had an amazing time. I would be sitting by the pool at 7am every morning and the children would dash past and dive in.

“We had a meal at the Hard Rock Café where there was an Elvis and Michael Jackson suite. When Thriller was played all the waiters started dancing around like in the video.

“Kyle and Jordan went on some amazing rides and loved meeting all the characters at Disneyworld. I cannot thank all the people who have supported us enough it really helped the children cope with the loss of their mum.”

During their stay the family visited Disneyworld, and Universal Resort, but

could not get into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter because the queue was too long.

Keith and Kelly met through work at Asda in Great Yarmouth and married six years ago. Kelly, 30, was taking Kyle to football training at Blundeston Magpies when she died.

Casey Mola, 20, of Market Lane, Blundeston was charged with death by careless driving following the crash on the B1375 at Oulton.

He pleaded guilty to

the charge and driving a motor vehicle while uninsured and possession of cannabis at Ipswich Crown Court.

Traces of cannabis were found in Mola's blood following the accident in which he was also seriously injured.

Judge David Goodin told Mola: “This is a very serious offence and you understand that you could lose your liberty.”

Mola was released on unconditional bail to return to Ipswich Crown Court on September 3.

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