Man jailed following Looe coach crash deaths

A man has been jailed following a fatal coach crash in Looe in 2014 that left two passengers dead and a number of others injured.

Martin Chun, aged 60 from Whitestone, Devon has today been found guilty of two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, and four counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving at Truro Crown Court (Monday 22nd August).

On Tuesday the 13th May 2014 on the A387 at Morval near Looe, Chun was driving a coach which collided with a hedgerow. As a result of the collision, passengers Margaret Luxton, aged 59 and Carol Muldoon, aged 68, lost their lives; A number of passengers also sustaining serious injuries.

Inspector Andy Hamilton from the Roads Policing Team said: “This tragic case is another reminder that distractions behind the wheel can kill. Chun was using a hands-free set to make a number of calls throughout the journey, including one that was over eight minutes in duration at the time of the crash.

“Chun admitted in Court that he missed a number of roadside warning signs whilst on the phone, which led him to approach a bend on the road at and unsafe speed. He may have been using a hands-free set, yet was still distracted and this has resulted in families having their loved ones taken from them.

“I hope today’s verdict will allow those affected by this incident, and those who have lost loved ones, to gain some level of closure.”

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

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