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Lani Brereton’s incredible compassion for the drunk driver responsible for horror crash

Lani Brereton has more compassion than most would in her situation.

She has suffered enormously after a horror, head-on crash nearly took her life three years ago.

Behind the wheel was a drunk driver who hit her car at 170km/h on a bend in Mt Evelyn.

In the car at the time was her 9-year-old daughter, who met the driver in the days after the crash to say she’d forgiven him.

Despite being in a coma for 10 days, suffering skull fractures, collapsed lungs, broken bones and a brain injury, Ms Brereton wants to close the most painful chapter of her life.

She has a message for the man who hit her, and she wants to meet him.

‘I just want to give him a hug, he’s been remorseful the whole way through,’ she told Neil Mitchell.

‘I’m left with a lot of injuries…having said that he is human too. 

‘I know that he is sorry.’

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She said the important part now was helping to create ‘good members of society’.

‘I was meant to be a vegetable, I was meant to be dead. And here I am talking to you.’

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