This week, a 20-year-old woman was sent to a young offenders’ institute for two and a half years.
She deserves it. She killed a 63-year-old grandmother, an innocent passer-by.
But how she killed her may surprise you. She wasn’t a violent little girl gang thug armed with a knife.
What caused the families of both victim and young killer such terrible pain was a mobile phone.
Keisha Wall of Berkshire did something too many young drivers think is perfectly acceptable – she answered a text while she was driving.
Keisha lost control of her car. It mounted the kerb and hit the woman who was in the wrong place at the wrong split-second.
A sobering lesson for the phone-obsessed younger generation, who will interrupt anything to take a call or a text.
It clearly hasn’t put Keisha off her mobile, though.
She arrived at court clutching hers close.