Majury had set off from his place of work right up until the point of collision.
“That use involved various different apps between a Sky Sports, Hustle Castle which is a game, Facebook which I believe is the final app in use before the collision.
“There was also phone calls made and text messages to and from that mobile phone.
“We were able to conclude that throughout that journey from where that vehicle set off to the point of this collision, the driver, Mr Majury, was interacting with that mobile phone and that interaction can be the only reason why he has not seen queuing traffic and why that vehicle has ploughed into the back of queuing traffic and caused these devastating injuries and loss of life.”
Insp Pearson described Majury’s behaviour while driving as completely unacceptable and said his “recklessness” was the cause of the deaths.
She added: “Joe and Anne’s families can’t bring their loved ones back but what they have asked is that people listen to what has happened here and learn that it is never safe to use a phone while you’re driving.
“So, if you are ever tempted to check your phone while driving, even for a second, think of Joe and Anne, and don’t do it. Just one glance can mean the loss of a life.”