Family's forgiveness for tragedy driver

RELATIVES of a Good Samaritan killed on the A12 have today extended the hand of forgiveness to the motorist whose careless driving indirectly led to his death. Abdul Shipon hailed Derek Wright a hero - and was invited by Mr Wright's family to pay his respects at his funeral.

By Amanda Cresswell

RELATIVES of a Good Samaritan killed on the A12 have today extended the hand of forgiveness to the motorist whose careless driving indirectly led to his death.

Abdul Shipon was invited to pay his respects at the funeral of Derek Wright, who he hailed as a hero.

Shipon, 20, of Shaftesbury Square, Ipswich, appeared in court to admit driving without due care and attention after an accident on the A12 which injured him and his three passengers.

Magistrates were told this crash led indirectly to the death of kind-hearted Mr Wright, 52, of Oak Eggar Chase, Ipswich, who stopped to help after the accident.

After the case, Shipon, a community education worker, praised Mr Wright and his family.

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He said: "They invited me to the funeral and were so supportive. They said they don't blame me for it.

"From what I have heard of him, Mr Wright was a smashing bloke. I really feel for the

family."

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