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An man who killed a woman in a head-on car smash in Stockport, Cheshire, while he was using a mobile phone has been jailed for five years today.
Mohammed Javadpour, 53, was distracted with his device when he failed to spot a narrow blind bend at 8.30pm on November 12, 2019.
He veered into the wrong side of the road and ploughed straight into Elayne Goodwin's Vauxhall car.
As Miss Goodwin, 56, lay dying in the wreckage of her vehicle and police tended to her at the scene, Javadpour used the smart phone to make contact with a friend and arranged for the device to be taken away.
The tragedy occurred after Javadpour had gone to the chemist before buying a pizza from a nearby takeaway.
It was while driving home along Bramhall Lane South, he began chatting on his phone whilst at the wheel of his silver ML280 CDI SUV. The phone has never been recovered.
Mr Mark Brookes prosecuting said: “The defendant paid no attention to the road because he was too busy on his phone. As a result his car continued straight when it came to a bend, went on the wrong side of the road and was in a head-on collision with Miss Goodwin’s car.'
Miss Goodwin, who lived in Stockport, Greater Manchester, suffered a broken neck and various fatal crush injuries including broken ribs and bruising to her lungs and liver.
She sadly contracted pneumonia and died in hospital 12 days later.
Mohammed Javadpour, 53, who killed Elayne Goodwin in a head-on car smash while he was driving using a mobile phone, has been jailed for five years
Miss Goodwin, 56, who lived in Stockport, Greater Manchester, suffered a broken neck and various fatal crush injuries including broken ribs and sadly died 12 days later
Her elderly parents, who are aged in their 80s and had been on holiday in Tenerife at the time of the crash, were able to return to the UK to see her before she died.
Javadpour, from Woodford, Stockport, had previous convictions for driving while disqualified, having no insurance and possessing fake motoring documents with intent to deceive.
He initially blamed Miss Goodwin for the crash before blaming the fictitious driver of a third mystery car which he claimed had fled the scene.
Later, when shown a copy of an independent accident report proving he was in fact to blame, Javanpour claimed to not understand his legal advice.
At Minshull Street Crown Court, Manchester, Javadpour admitted causing death by dangerous driving. He was also given a three-year driving ban which will begin when he is freed.
Mr Brookes told the court: 'It was a significant collision. One eye witness at the scene