Mother of two, 38, died after drinking from a party that was drunk before driving the M4 the wrong way
Mother of two, 38, died after drunk from a party and dashed high on cocaine before driving down the M4 for two miles in the wrong direction, leaving a motorist with life-changing injuries in a head-on crash
- Georgina Coombs, 38, bumped into a motorist after being dashed out of the party
- On the night of February 22, 2019, Ms. Coombs drove the M4 in the wrong direction
- After 1.7 miles, she hit Dale Jones’s BMW – he sustained life-changing injuries
- Ms. Coombs was over half the drink driving limit and had taken cocaine
A mother of two was killed after taking a cocktail of booze and drugs and driving two miles the wrong way on a highway, an investigation heard.
Georgina Coombs, 38, bumped into an innocent motorist after rowing guests at a house party and rushed out.
She hit oncoming traffic on the M4 before plowing against driver Dale Jones, who sustained life-threatening injuries.
The criminal investigation in Newport, South Wales, heard that Mrs. Coombs had exceeded the drink-driving limit two and a half times and had taken cocaine at the party.
Georgina Coombs, 38, crashed into an innocent car driver after rowing guests at a house party and stormed out on February 22, 2019
Ms. Coombs drove the wrong way off the M4 for 1.7 miles before colliding with Dale Jones, who sustained life-threatening injuries
Gwent coroner Caroline Saunders said, “Her partner was following her, but Georgina had already left the house in her Vauxhall Astra by the time he got out.”
Gwent coroner Caroline Saunders said, “There was a disagreement among those present at the party that caused Georgina to leave the house at around 10:20 pm, apparently without telling anyone she was leaving.
“Her partner followed her, but Georgina had already driven away from the house in her Opel Astra by the time he got out.”
During the judicial investigation, the police heard Mrs. Coombs’ trip plotted by eyewitnesses, camera surveillance and camera images.
The coroner said, “Georgina drove up the M4’s western lane, but she is driving in the wrong direction against the flow of traffic.
Georgina continued the M4 for 2.8 km. She passes several cars that get out of the way and flash their lights.
It seems that at some point Georgina tried to avoid oncoming traffic.
“It’s hard to understand why she didn’t realize her mistake and pulled on the shoulder.”
The coroner said Ms. Coombs of Cwmbran, South Wales, had been drinking “significant amounts of alcohol” before bumping into Jones’s black BMW on February 22 last year.
The coroner recorded a narrative judgment that Ms. Coombs died from multiple injuries in a road accident
She recorded a narrative judgment that Mrs. Coombs died from multiple injuries in a road accident.
The coroner added, “Georgina had also used cocaine before her death.
“I believe Georgina was driving this dangerous and deadly way due to the high alcohol content.”
Her family said in a statement at the time: “Georgina was involved in a tragic accident in which two children were left behind and a huge hole in the family that is really broken.
“She will really be missed by everyone who knew her.”