Cases in the news

These are just a few examples, of the tragic cases which are happening every day on our roads.

They are wholly avoidable and can destroy whole families forever... just for the sake of a call or text. Handsoff hopes to bring about a change in peoples attitudes by educating them to the dangers, also how they can help others to avoid bringing to themselves a life of heartache, for the sake of that call.

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Philippa Curtis 21, killed a 24 year old woman, when she ploughed into the back of her car in Oxfordshire.
She claimed that she thought you could use a phone while driving 'in the right conditions'!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/7790336.stm


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Dennis Light 57 killed three people when he lost control of his vehicle, the box van swerved across a central reservation after being distracted by his phone ringing, he ploughed into a Volvo car killing 3 foreign tourists and injuring a fourth.


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Robert Murry 51, Killed two young girls aged 12 and 13 when he ploughed into their car with his 40 ton lorry, they were back seat passengers in a Renault Clio when the crash happened on the A38 in Staffordshire.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/staffordshire/6290363.stm


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Paul Browning 36, killed a 24 year old man when his lorry veered into a lay-by and struck the young man, he was composing a text message to his girlfriend when the crash happened on the A13 in Essex.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/jail-for-driver-who-killed-man-while-text-messaging-691834.html


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Andrew Chrisp 26, killed a mother of two when his truck ploughed into her blue Skoda at a queue of traffic.
Chrisp was looking at a text message on his mobile when driving his lorry into the waiting cars.
http://www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/todays-news/tm_objectid=17778247&method=full&siteid=50081&headline=death-crash-lorry-driver-reading-text-name_page.html


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ANNE Foster-Chia 44, Killed a 80year old pedestrian when her 4x4 was in collision with another vehicle which then collided with the pensioner.


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Mervyn Richmond 49, killed father-of-two Michael Buston when his HGV ran into the back of the victims van,without breaking.
The driver was using his hands-free phone when the crash occurred.


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Joanne Malcolm, a 17 year old student was killed when, while driving she was sending a text to her mother.
Her Citroen Saxo was found crushed by the roadside after hitting two trees along the A35 near Bloxworth.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2275659/Student-killed-in-crash-had-been-texting-mother.html


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Robert Sanchez, a train driver, was text messaging on his phone just before his train crashed, killing 22 people.
The train was carrying 222 passengers when it crashed in Los Angeles
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7647567.stm


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5 College graduates were killed when their car smashed into a Tractor-Trailer, the young driver had sent and received a number of text messages just before the crash in western New york.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/14/nyregion/14crash.html