Tuesday 24 October 2017

Tribute for mum who lost family to suicide driver

Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

AN IRISH woman who lost her entire family to a suicidal taxi driver in the UK made an emotional plea for Irish politicians not to allow anyone else to suffer her loss.

Elber Twomey (37) received a special ovation at the Fianna Fail Ard Fheis as the party unanimously adopted her motion for enhanced safety training for gardai.

She lost her son, Oisin (16 months), and her unborn baby girl, Elber Marie, in a head-on collision in Torquay, Devon, on July 6, 2012, after Polish taxi driver, Marek Wojciechowski (26), deliberately rammed their Volkswagen Golf.

Mr Wojciechowski had left a suicide note and circled a busy dual-carriageway 12 times before ramming the Twomeys' car just seconds after a police constable had tried to pull him over.

Elber's husband, Con (38), died almost 10 months later from his injuries.

Irish Independent

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