Suzanne Knox, 26, from Barleycroft Hemsby, accidentally ran over his husband and died. She said that she did not intend to kill her own husband and just realized it when she got out of the car.Â She has been spared to jail after she was clearedÂ by the jury causing death by dangerous driving by a majority verdict in Ipswich, Crown Court.
Mr. Anthony Knox was a laboratory assistant in an offshore company. They had a huge argument that day and he went to Norman Warrior pub in Lowestoft, Suffolk to unwind.Â She then drove off with her two daughters on their blue Renaic Scenic carÂ to search for her husband. She said that she went out to look for her husband after she called the office and he was not there. She pulled beside aÂ pavement and did not realize that her husband is sitting there.
Mr. Knox died at James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston after three hours of trying to revive him due to internal injuries. He underwent Emergency Surgery.
He died because of chest injuriesÂ and multiple rib fractures that caused his lungs to collapse and internal bleeding based on the post-mortem examination.
When she found her husband, she called 999 immediately and was hysterical and told DC Dennise Havey “How could this happen?”
Witnesses during the incident said that she was “distressed” and “hysterical” after the accident. She was given a breathalyser test and the results were negative.
She is now given a nine month sentence and two years suspension by Judge Peter Thompson.He said “You claimly did not intend to cause your husband’s harm.”
Suzanne Knox admitted the lesser charge of causing death by careless driving.
She is now banned to drive for a year and will have 100 hours of unpaid work. She will also attend six sessions at a Woman’s Emotional Well Being Program.
She said she is prepared to face her punishment.
Her lawyer, Stephen DybleÂ said that Suzanne felt genuine remorse and is now suffering post-traumatic stress disorder.
After the trial, Suzanne Knox said:
“There are no winners really. I just want to go home and see my kids and give them lots of cuddles.Â My husband lost his life and me and my children have got to live with it.Â I have waited a year and I have not been through grief properly. I am glad that people truly see what really happened and this was not how some people portrayed it to be. it was not just a person, it was my husband. What I have said all alone was the truth. I’m living one day at a time.”