الأحد , يونيو 7 2020

Austria crash victims 'like brothers'

Composite image: Danny Hall and Josh Robinson

Danny Hall and Josh Robinson had been taking part in the Great European Rally when they crashed

Two British men who were killed when their car crashed off a mountain road in Austria were “like brothers”, one of their mothers has said.

Danny Hall, 25, and Josh Robinson, 22, both from Kent, came off Austria’s highest mountain pass, Grossglockner High Alpine Road, on Friday morning.

Mr Robinson’s mother, Jennifer, said it felt like she had “lost two sons”.

And his father, Marcus, said Josh was “kind, gentle, loving” and dreamt of becoming a Top Gear presenter.

“That was a little dream he had. They made videos and practiced. The boys together were very amusing. I think they would have made fantastic presenters,” he added.

“He really was a good person, such a lovely person. If I could honestly be half the man he was in his short life then I’d be happy.”


Marcus Robinson said his son Josh was “kind, gentle and loving”

Mrs Robinson said: “Josh meant more than the world to me.”

Mr Hall was “like a son”, she added. “They were like brothers. It feels like I have lost two sons.”

The pair had been taking part in the Great European Rally, an eight-day drive through seven countries beginning in Belgium and finishing in Hungary.

‘Very mature’

Police said the driver lost control of the pair’s Seat Leon while driving about 8,000ft (2,400m) above sea level. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.


Police said the men had been driving at about 8,000ft above sea level before the crash

The pair had filmed updates and spoken of the dangers of the trip on social media before they died.

Mr Robinson’s father said they had known about the some of the roads on the trip being “notorious for accidents”.

He added: “As a father I thought don’t be silly, be careful. But he was a young man with his own business about to purchase own house.

“His age was more like 25-26 than 22. He was very mature for his age.”

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