While driv­ing’

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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.”

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