Mum shares tragedy of toddler killed by driver
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”.