THE Torquay wife of Polish cab driver Marek Wojciechowski has written an emotional tribute to the man who she ‘loved with all my heart’.
Agnieszka Wojciechowski, wife and mother to 26-year-old Marek’s two small daughters, correct was responding after a social media frenzy on Facebook and the Polish equivalent of Friends Reunited.
She defends Marek and asks people to stop making claims that he had been drinking or taking drugs. She says she believes he may have lost consciousness at the wheel.
And she talks of her sorrow and prayers for the Irish Twomey family.
On the Polish radio station’s public website, which the Herald Express has translated, Agnieszka said: “Stop commenting if you don’t know the whole story. 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.
“He wasn’t drunk or under the influence of drugs.
“The man I love with all my heart is no longer here. He left me and our two young children. I will never be able to tell him how much I love him and he will never say these words to me again.
“He won’t be able to cuddle our children ever again. One of my children cried yesterday because she wanted her daddy. You don’t understand the tragic situation we are in.
“I feel very sorry for the other family as well and I pray for them all.
“All we can do now is pray for him and the Irish family, please pray with me for their souls.
“My God. I’ve lost my husband. I cannot cope. I loved him so much and always will. I love you, my treasure, rest in peace. Yours forever, your loving wife.”
A Polish news website had spoken to a friend and fellow Polish taxi driver from Torquay, who worked with Marek and said that he had been suicidal following personal problems.
The Twomey family were on the final day of their holiday.
They had decided to drive and take the ferry to their holiday home in South Devon because they told family they thought it was safer than flying.
Con had been a hurling champion and worked as a building contractor but had been a stay-at-home dad during the building downturn after the birth of their son Oisin.
His wife Elber, a teacher, was five months pregnant.
She was flown by air ambulance to Torbay Hospital where an emergency Cesarean operation was performed in an attempt to save the life of her unborn child. The baby girl did not survive. She was immediately baptised and named Elber Marie after her mother. The mother was later transferred by air ambulance to the brain injuries unit at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.
Police say crash witnesses are now being contacted by officers to check they have support.