A SPEEDING City banker ploughed into a pregnant woman’s car, killing her unborn baby.
Leroy Margolis, 29, was on the wrong side of the road when his Volvo hit Louise Abbott’s VW Polo.
Leroy Margolis denies causing serious injury by dangerous driving[/caption]
He had clipped a traffic island while “suicidally” overtaking in heavy rain on an unlit 50mph road at 69mph. The impact of Louise’s seatbelt on 25-week-along Layla caused fatal head injuries. Due to her pelvic injuries, Louise could not have a caesarean and gave birth naturally the next day.
Outside Cambridge crown court, Louise, 28, who lives with husband Laurence in Braintree, Essex, said: “I was told by doctors that had I not been pregnant, I would not have survived. Layla was my guardian angel.”
Lloyds Bank associate director Margolis, of Wandsworth, South West London, was found guilty of causing serious injury by dangerous driving on the A1307 last October. He was jailed for two years.
The crash left Louise with one useless ovary. But she said: “A few months after the accident, I found out I was pregnant and have given birth to a beautiful girl, Avery.”
Louise Abbott was forced to go into early labour after the horrific crash[/caption]
Louise Abbott gave birth to Layla after three days in the critical care unit[/caption]
Miss Abbott – who birthed Layla before she died – gave birth to healthy daughter Avery last month despite one of her ovaries ‘had been rendered useless’ in the crash.
She added: “A few months after the accident, I found out I was pregnant again with a second child and I have just given birth to a beautiful baby girl, Avery.
The Lloyds Bank associate pulled a ‘suicidal’ move by overtaking cars in the heavy rain[/caption]
Louise Abbott and husband Laurence have been painfully attending the court case[/caption]
“I found it very difficult to come to terms with the pregnancy at first. I was so scared that another crash might take another one of my children.
“Laurence and I spent many nights crying and hoping that the anxiety would ease, which thankfully it eventually did.”
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THESE photos will prove whether you have a dirty mind or not. On the face of it they show a selection of innocent everyday items including an avocado, cheesy snacks, a child’s doodle and a plume of smoke. But, take a closer look and they are transformed into something altogether smuttier. Unfortunate sculptures resemble male […]
THESE photos will prove whether you have a dirty mind or not.
On the face of it they show a selection of innocent everyday items including an avocado, cheesy snacks, a child’s doodle and a plume of smoke.
Female vaper is caught at the exact moment she exhales an unfortunate-looking plume of smoke[/caption]
But, take a closer look and they are transformed into something altogether smuttier.
Unfortunate sculptures resemble male members while balloons and butter echo breasts.
Drinks machines and puddles also appear in the hilarious gallery.
Now, stop sniggering at the back.
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What The Cluck?
Whoever snapped this pair of eggs must have had the breast of intentions[/caption]
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Parents share harrowing last photo of son, 6, hours before he died in hospital of meningitis to raise awareness
THE parents of a six-year-old boy who died from meningitis have released the harrowing last photo of their son in a bid to raise awareness. Oliver Hall died less than 24 hours after first showing signs he was ill. Despite the best efforts of doctors and nurses who “did everything they could” to save Oliver’s […]
THE parents of a six-year-old boy who died from meningitis have released the harrowing last photo of their son in a bid to raise awareness.
Oliver Hall died less than 24 hours after first showing signs he was ill.
Despite the best efforts of doctors and nurses who “did everything they could” to save Oliver’s life, the infection overwhelmed his body.
He passed away at the James Paget University Hospital in Norfolk on October 24.
At the age of six, Oliver was not vaccinated against the strain that cut his young life short – meningitis B.
In September 2015, the MenB vaccine was added to the NHS childhood immuisation programme, but only for babies under the age of 12 months.
Now, Oliver’s heartbroken parents are urging the Government to make it available free of charge to all kids.
Bryan and Georgie Hall, from Halesworth in Suffolk, have joined forces with Meningitis Now to raise awareness.
Mrs Hall said: “Oliver achieved so much in his short life. He will always be remembered.”
Now the couple are calling on health secretary Jeremy Hunt and the Government to widen the vaccination programme to protect more children.
“The Government are saying it’s not cost effective to vaccinate more children against this disease.
“Meningitis Now are arguing that point.
“Our main goal is to help them get this vaccination rolled out to more children.”
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The charity argues that a vaccine for all would be cost-effective, when compared with the cost of treating the devastating disease.
Meningitis can affect people of all ages, but is more common in babies and young children.
Teenagers and young adults – particularly university students – are also at high risk, because they live and socialise close together, raising the risk of the disease spreading quickly.
On Friday, the Meningitis Research Foundation urged people to be alert to the signs and symptoms of the disease, as cases of the deadly infection are expected to treble over the festive period.
There are five main groups of meningitis, but meningococcal B (Men B) is the most common, responsible for 55 per cent of cases of meningococcal meningitis.
While the MenB jab is available free of charge on the NHS to babies, it can be bought privately.
Boots and other pharmacies offer the two-dose course at a cost of £220.
Last month Mrs Hall met MPs and other families, who have lost their children to meningitis.
“On the back of this meeting, they are looking into setting up a working party with the main aim of looking into the cost effectiveness of the vaccine and rolling it out to children.
“That is a positive step.”
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The couple set up the Oliver Hall Forever Fund tribute website, to raise money for Meningitis Now.
So far more than £4,000 has been raised in Oliver’s memory.
His mum added: “To see that total going up makes us feel that Oliver’s life was not in vain.”
Brit musician Dave Sinclair found dead aged 31 after suffering heart attack
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MUSICIAN Dave Sinclair has died after suffering a heart attack.
The 31-year-old was found at his home, with tributes since pouring in for the legendary frontman who died last week.
The singer’s mother Jo paid tribute to her “spark of life” son, telling Hull Daily Mail: “From the day he was born I can’t explain the feeling he gave me.”
Dave, whose nickname was Cardo, played in bands including Mother and GST Cardinals.
Family and friends gathered at the Queens Pub in Hull to pay tribute to Dave, remembering the singer as a “rockstar”.
Friend Grant Dobbs said: “He was a rock and roll star. You had to meet the man for him to have such an effect on you.
“He had the Cardo-effect. He’s touched everybody’s hearts in here. He never had a bad word to say about anyone.”
He said the young musician had only played his last gig two weeks ago before suffering the fatal heart attack.
Dave was found at his home in Dunswell on Tuesday.
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