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Monday, July 16, 2012
The wife of the Polish man whose car ploughed in to an Irish family’s car, killing a toddler and his unborn sister, has pleaded for people not to judge him.
Marek Wojciechowski’s widow, Agnieszka, said her depressed and suicidal husband was neither drunk nor under the influence of drugs when the car he was driving smashed in to the Twomey family’s car in Toquay on Jul 6.
Con, 39, his five-months pregnant wife, Elber, 36, from Meelin in North Cork, and 16-month-old Oisin were on their way to the ferry after a family holiday in South Devon.
It is believed police were on the lookout for Mr Wojciechowski after friends discovered a suicide note.
Offices who had spotted his car watched in horror as it swerved into oncoming traffic and struck the Twomey’s car.
Oisin died at the scene. His unborn sister Elber Marie, died a few hours later. Con and Elber are still in a critical condition with severe head injuries.
An inquest into Oisin’s death is due to open and be adjourned this morning, paving the way for his burial.
Agnieszka, who has two young daughters, wrote an emotional tribute to her husband in response to social media frenzy on Facebook and the Polish equivalent of Friends Reunited.
She said she believes he may have lost consciousness at the wheel and she spoke of her sorrow for the Twomey family.
"Stop commenting if you don’t know the whole story," she said. "I’m the wife of the person who died in the accident. I know why it happened and I cannot agree with what you are all suggesting.
"My husband drove into those people’s car, that’s true. But you should think why it happened before you judge him.
"I feel very sorry for the other family as well and I pray for them all."
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