Mum wants you to see the moment a lorry driver on his phone killed four people

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A woman whose 11-year-old daughter was among four people killed on their way home from a Devon holiday when a truck driver looked down at his phone has asked for footage from the crash to be shared. The driver crashed into stationary traffic while looking at his mobile, killing Tracy Houghton, 45, and her two sons Ethan, 13, and Joshua, 11 as well as her partner’s daughter Aimee Goldsmith, 11. They were returning from a holiday in Devon when a truck, driven by Thomasz Kroker, ploughed into their car.

The distressing clip shows the moment Kroker looks at his mobile while on the motorway – an act that caused the deaths of four people. Surrey Police[2] released the footage in an attempt to stop drivers using their phones at the wheel.

(L-R) Josh, 11, and Ethan, 13, Houghton were killed in the crash (Image: PA) Officers also recently made a lorry driver look at the footage after being caught using his phone behind the wheel, reports Get Surrey.
[3] The distressing video also shows Aimee’s Mum, Josh and Ethan’s father and Tracy’s partner Mark reliving the events of the day and describing the affect the deaths have had on them.


Aimee Goldsmith
Aimee Goldsmith also died in the accident (Image: PA) In the clip, Aimee’s mum, Kate, said: “I continue to see drivers using their phones.

It sickens me. “If they had seen the devastation they brought my family, or to other families, by using phones, illegally… distracting themselves from driving a potential weapon… “Would they be as sickened as we are?”


Tracy Houghton was killed in the crash
Kroker, 30, was jailed for 10 years at Reading Crown Court after pleading guilty to four deaths by dangerous driving[4] and a single count of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

It was revealed he was scrolling music selections for almost 1km on the A34 near Newbury.

Tomasz Kroker, 30, was jailed for 10 years (Image: PA)

After his conviction, former Gloucestershire police chief constable Suzette Davenport said it was up to the public to make it socially unacceptable to use your mobile at the wheel. Nationally, the number of mobile users who text, make calls and check social media accounts has risen and “distracted driving” is expected to be the biggest single cause of death and injuries on the roads. The lorry driver from Andover, Hampshire, pleaded guilty to four counts of causing death by dangerous driving.

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References

  1. ^ Comments (0) (www.devonlive.com)
  2. ^ Surrey Police (www.mirror.co.uk)
  3. ^ reports Get Surrey (www.getsurrey.co.uk)
  4. ^ dangerous driving (www.mirror.co.uk)
  5. ^ DEVON NEWS (www.devonlive.com)
  6. ^ Anne Marie Morris suspended from Tory Party after using the (www.devonlive.com)
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