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(From Bristol Evening Post)
By Emily Koche.koch A frantic knock on the door changed Kim Atkinson's life forever as a family friend brought the news that her youngest son had been hit by a car in Bristol city centre.
"I still can't really believe it has happened," she says, sat in her Hartcliffe home. "It does not feel real."
When she opened the door, the brother of her son's best friend told her: "Troy's been run over."
Kim, 39, bravely held herself together as she said: "I just went into the kitchen, grabbed the table, and said 'I'm not going anywhere.' It was as if I knew how serious it really was - it didn't really cross my mind that he would be OK."
At the end of April, 15-year-old Troy - Kim's youngest son - was killed in a hit-and-run in Bristol city centre, near the junction of Penn Street, Broad Weir and Lower Castle Street.
Later that night, as family members finally coaxed Kim out of the house and drove her to Frenchay, they were stopped by police, who …