This tale of motorway madness is truly stranger than fiction. – It all started back in 2008 when 40 year-old twins, Ursula and Sabina Eriksson shared a shocking moment of insanity along a busy roadway.
Ursula and Sabina, originally from Sweden, had been in Ireland when they both decided to travel to London by bus without notifying anyone. According to reports, the twins had been behaving erratically on the bus – so the driver kicked them off. Ursula and Sabina began to walk down the middle of the motorway, oblivious to the traffic around them.
A group of officers (who happened to be filming a show similar to COPS at the time) eventually responded to a call about the twins walking in the roadway. The cameramen were then able to capture the moments of insanity that ensued.
The footage of this accident is both shocking and graphic. Viewer discretion is advised.
The twins initially appeared calm when they were detained by the police – until Ursula ran out into the highway, directly into the wheels of a truck. One officer instinctively tries to grab for her, but she slips out of her jacket and away from him. Moments later, Sabina also runs out into traffic and is struck by a car.
To the disbelief of officers and viewers alike, Sabina manages to get back up after being hit by the car and viscously attacks the police officers. It takes a total of 6 officers to restrain her. Ursula is also overcome by rage, but is unable to move.
Both twins are taken into custody for putting other road users in danger, and Sabina – who was also being charged with assaulting a police officer – had normalized enough that she was released the next day. Only a few hours after her release, she murdered a man who had offered her a place to stay by stabbing him 4 times, and then threw herself from a 40-foot bridge. Miraculously, she managed to survive the fall, and was sentenced to 5 years in prison.
Toxicology reports say that neither of the twins had alcohol or drugs in their systems at the time of the incident. According to psychologists, one of the twins was stricken with a form of acute polymorphic disorder, and their bond was strong enough, that the other was ‘infected’ with insanity by her sister.
Both have been declared sane, and Sabina was able to plead guilty to manslaughter ‘on grounds of diminished responsibility,’ which allowed her to be sentenced lightly.
She was released on parole in 2011, and the twins still ‘stay in touch.‘