Tragic crash girl gives others gift of sight

Contact Lens News | Alexa Kaczka

A girl who was killed by a motorist who had failed an eye exam but continued to drive his car donated her eyes after death so that other people could see, it has been revealed.

Cassie McCord, 16, was killed in her home town of Colchester in February last year when an 87-year-old man who had failed an on-the-spot eye test after being involved in a minor accident drove into her on the pavement.

After she died, it was revealed that she had been on the Organ Donor's list and had agreed that here eyes could be used to restore vision to other people - with both her corneas and scleras used to do this.Read more: