14/08/2014 12:57 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Dad Heard Daughter's Death As She Was Hit By Skidding Car


A distraught dad heard the moment his daughter was knocked down and killed when she called him to tell him she had been involved in a collision.

Sarah Roe, 32, hit a patch of ice and span into a concrete bollard on the opposite side of the road in Syresham, Northamptonshire, in March last year.

As she contacted her dad David, 61, a Honda Accord hit the same patch of ice, hitting her car which then crushed her against a metal telegraph pole wire.

Her dad cried as he told the inquest: "What she was able to cram into her life would put most 80-year-olds to shame. We feel so blessed to have shared Sarah's life.

"She had a great capacity to love and care for people, always putting their troubles, hopes and dreams before her own.

"If there was a problem to be shared she would halve it with comforting words, a hug or by cheering us all up in that special way only Sarah knew how. It has never seemed more fitting to say that it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

"We will think of her in the fondest way every time we dance, sing or bake."

The driver of the other car, Cornelius Doyle, suffered only minor injuries after losing control and skidding 82 ft along the road.

Coroner Anne Pember recorded a verdict of accidental death after hearing Sarah had suffered from a 'tragic fatal accident'.

Following Sarah's collision, other drivers came close to losing control with motorist Nathan Stowe adding it was the 'worst conditions I had ever experienced'.

Collision investigator PC Andrew Jeavons, from Northamptonshire Police, said: "It appeared to be a totally freak and tragic accident."