In August 2003, a tragic accident caused Mick Carney to lose his life at the age of just 54. A teenage driver made the decision to drive through a red light, and in effect, caused a huge accident which cut Carney’s life short.
Sadly, he left behind two children, Laura and David.
The teenager who caused the accident had been using her mobile phone while driving, and hadn’t noticed the lights changing from green to red. Following her father’s death, Laura went on to create a campaign against driving while distracted.