The Advertiser Thursday, August 13, 2020 3 ● ● utes later when Majury unlocked his phone with a six-digit pin while travelling at about 55mph on the M6, said Mr McEntee. Five minutes later he replied to a text message from his mother while travelling at the same speed, and then launched the Hustle Castle strategy game app moments later. He went on to engage in a six-minute hands-free phone conversation with his partner before he unlocked his phone again a minute before the crash and sent another message to his mother before opening the Facebook app. In a statement read to the court, Mrs Kerr’s husband, Simon, said: “There are no winners for anybody involved in this. I hope that people will remember this and think about the devastation that has been caused before picking up their phone while driving.” Joe’s mother, Steph Cairns, said Majury’s actions were “so selfish and utterly mindless”, while his father, Andrew, told the court: “It’s murder in my eyes.” Sentencing on Friday at Preston, Judge Robert Altham said: “The sad conclusion was this: the defendant did not see the obvious minibus and of course its precious occupants because he prioritised checking his Facebook over the safety of anyone else on the road that day. “The force of the impact was so great the rear portion of the minibus was completely crushed. “In a split second, those two lives were lost. “These were precious individuals indeed. Their lives and the lives of those close to them have been laid waste by this defendant.” In February, Majury, of Milton Road, Coppull, Chorley, pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving and five counts of causing serious injury and was remanded in custody. DAVE ELSBY MOBILE MOTORING SERVICE COINS & MEDALS POSTCARDS, GOLD & SILVER Buying or selling? FREE valuations and advice from your local specialist dealer DAVID M. REGAN Why take your car to the GaraGe When the GaraGe can come to you? EST. 1983 25 Hoghton Street, Southport Tel: 01704 531266 PROVIDING A UNIQUE AND PERSONAL SERVICE IN AND AROUND THE SOUTHPORT AREA Providing servicing and repairs to all makes and models including brakes, tyres, exhausts, cam-belts etc mot testinG (Entrance through Berkeley Shaw Agency) Open 10am-4pm Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat FREE NO For all your motoring needs i can help collection and delivery from home or place of work – call out charge! For help or advice on any motoring Problem call Dave on 01704 507268 or 07980 713661
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