The daughter of a woman killed in an horrific car crash last year is organising a charity night to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Eighteen-year-old Danika Scott’s life was devastated on February 10, 2009, when the car in which her 44-year-old mother, Diane Scott, and her younger sister, Savanna, were travelling was involved in a head-on collision with an overtaking car.

Mrs Scott and Savanna, who was just ten at the time of the accident, had been travelling along the A658 near Kirby Overblow in their Suzuki Vitara, when it was hit by the Audi R8 sports car.

Danika said: “The crash left both cars unrecognisable, but the driver that hit my mum’s car walked away from the scene with minor injuries, while my sister was rushed to Harrogate Hospital with major injuries – thankfully she has now fully recovered.

“My mum was stuck in the wreckage and had to be cut out by the fire brigade.

“It was at this point that the Yorkshire Air Ambulance got involved. They did everything they could to save my mum and took her as fast as they could to the Leeds General Infirmary where she later died of severe multiple injuries.”

Danika, who now cares for 11-year-old Savanna, at her home in Broad Lane, Bradford, as well as her own one-year-old daughter Isla, is planning the charity night as a memorial to their mother.

She hopes to raise £2,000 through running raffles and an auction at the event on Saturday, March 13, from 7pm at Laisterdyke Cricket Club, Bradford. Entry is £5, payable on the door.

All proceeds will be for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, a charity which provides a life-saving rapid- response service seven days a week, 365 days a year, and which needs to raise £7,200 a day to keep its two helicopters in the air.

Danika said: “The death of my mum has caused such terrible pain and loss to me and my family. We are organising this event in memory of her to raise as much money as we can to show gratitude for what they did for her on that terrible day.”

The Audi driver, Philip Burgan, 57, of Leeds, was later convicted of causing the death of Mrs Scott by careless driving. He was banned from driving for two years, fined £1,200 and ordered to do 100 hours of community service when he appeared at York Crown Court last November.