Mum shares tragedy of tod­dler killed by driver

The Scotsman - - News Digest - By CATH ASCROFT

The mother of tod­dler Har­low Ed­wards killed by a driver us­ing his phone has warned school chil­dren to never use their mo­biles while driv­ing.

Sara Ed­wards ad­dressed around 1,000 pupils as part of the Safe Drive Stay Alive cam­paign on the con­se­quences of dan­ger­ous driv­ing.

Her two-year-old daugh­ter Har­low was killed a year ago by Luke Pirie who was us­ing his phone while driv­ing to video call his part­ner Heather Ea­ton.

Pirie from For­far was trav­el­ling at 50mph through the 30mph zone in Coupar Angus when he at­tempted to over­take a line of cars, lost con­trol and mounted a pave­ment, hit­ting two-year-old Har­low, her older sis­ter Dionne and a sixyear-old boy. He was jailed for six years after ad­mit­ting 0 Har­low Ed­wards died when hit by speed­ing car driv­ing dan­ger­ously. Mrs Ed­wards, 37, from Coupar Angus said her life has been changed for­ever by the tragedy which claimed the life of her “wee shadow” and that she has to live with the con­se­quences of what hap­pened ev­ery day.

Mrs Ed­wards told pupils it was not worth us­ing their mo­bile phone just for that one call, stress­ing that it could al­ways wait and the per­son “will still be there”.

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