THE SELBY TRAIN CRASH TRIAL; All Night before the Accident Gary Hart Chatted to a Woman He Met on the Internet. He Didn't Go to Bed.He Didn't Go to Sleep - PROSECUTOR JAMES GOSS YESTERDAY
Byline: PATRICK MULCHRONE
THE motorist who caused the Selby rail disaster in which 10 people died had been up all night chatting to a woman he met on the internet, a court heard yesterday.
Gary Hart, 37, allegedly fell asleep at the wheel of his Land Rover which careered off a motorway and into the path of an early morning express train which then ploughed into an oncoming coal loco.
The dad-of-four, who was separated from his wife Elaine at the time, had spent "the majority" of the previous night talking on the phone to Kristeen Panter, the jury was told.
Kristeen had answered his advert on a dating agency website just a week earlier.
They had since made …
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Publication information: Article title: THE SELBY TRAIN CRASH TRIAL; All Night before the Accident Gary Hart Chatted to a Woman He Met on the Internet. He Didn't Go to Bed.He Didn't Go to Sleep - PROSECUTOR JAMES GOSS YESTERDAY. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Mirror (London, England). Publication date: November 29, 2001. Page number: 11. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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