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The Taking Away Of One Life And A Suicide Bid

Thursday, November 13th, 2008 The Taking Away Of One Life And A Suicide Bid

A tragic story reported in the Daily Mail by Luke Salkeld (11 10 08) on the death of a young mother killed by a driver who was thought to be trying to commit suicide. It was thought that he had deliberately crashed his Ford Mondeo into her car, escaping with a broken leg.

Notably, Alison Langton 33 was on her way home from work to see her two children when the tragedy happened. Detectives initially treated the crash on the A379 near Exminster, Devon, as a tragic accident but further investigations suggested more ‘sinister’ circumstances.

The driver of the Mondeo was arrested by police officers on suspicion of murder and are presently waiting to interview him.

Moreover as Superintendent Richard Baker states ‘We are looking at this man’s state of mind at the time of the incident. It was initially treated as a road traffic accident but following further inquiries officers have arrested a man on suspicion of murder”.

He expands on the fact that ‘Inquiries are centring on the man’s state of mind at the time of the accident, as well as his family and previous relationships.

‘As soon as he is fit to be interviewed we will do so”.

Most certainly, no one could argue the sadness of this case. But there is a fundamental need to understand that the driver of the mondeo was a very sick man. Coming to terms with what he has done to another family will most definitely compound his existing problem.

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