Senior Constable Sophie Thomson was on her way to work when she stopped at the accident site to help – what turned out to be a hit and run, where her own father, David Thomson, was the victim
A policewoman called in a fatal accident was appalled to discover that the victim was her own father.
Senior Constable Sophie Thomson was on her way to work last Thursday when she stopped at the accident site to help.
After leaving her own vehicle to approach the crime scene, she was shocked and confused when police colleagues took her away – revealing that the victim was in fact her own father.
Sophie said her world “immediately collapsed” the moment she learned that David Thomson, 60, had been hit and killed on the street in Delacombe, about an hour from Melbourne, Australia.
She said, “My world collapsed instantly. I had unknowingly visited my father’s crime scene.
“David was my father, my hero and my absolute rock.”
In a tribute on social media, her brother Dylan wrote: “He was an absolute gentleman with a heart of gold and is deeply missed by everyone he has met.
“We will strive every day to make him proud and ensure that his legacy lives on. I’ll miss you, man. “
The police asked for information about the escaped driver.
They published footage of a “silver sporty vehicle” showing a damaged windshield and hood.
Detective Senior Constable Sandro Lombardi said the driver fled immediately, adding, “There was no braking. The driver can’t say they didn’t know it happened.
“The natural reaction is to stop and provide assistance, but unfortunately the driver escaped this time. The circumstances are really tragic. “