Leave phones alone

THE con­se­quences of Luke Pirie send­ing “an­gry” texts while driv­ing were cat­a­strophic.

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The 23-year-old, who was speed­ing on an un­clas­si­fied road, crashed on to the pave­ment and killed a two-year-old child. Lit­tle Har­low Ed­wards had no chance.

We can only imag­ine the pain and an­guish suf­fered by Har­low’s mum who, one year on, still cries her­self to sleep at the loss of her daugh­ter.

Pirie was ap­par­ently in a bad mood when his reck­less stu­pid­ity led to the death of a wee girl with her whole life ahead of her.

He will now have to bear the bur­den of what he has done.

And for the rest of us? We should re­flect on times when we have the im­pulse to use our phones while driv­ing.

We should know the price is just too high if some­thing goes wrong.

In this case, it was the loss of a beau­ti­ful child and the de­spair of a grief-stricken mother.

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