Dad's tragic words to the front of traffic


He told his wife to 'put the phone down'.

Last year, an inquest heard. Steven Mason was on the phone to his wife.

The 49-year-old Attempted to Kill Himself by crashing his car into an HGV close to junction 37 of the motorway, near Howden.

He survived, got the Hull Daily Mail.

He died at the scene.

The M62 was closed for eight hours after Steven Mason walked into traffic

Mr Mason, Mr Mason, a factory operator, had been on his phone for 15 years after driving away from the family home in Osgodby, near Selby.

Mr Mason told his wife: "Put the phone down, you will not like what you hear."

However his wife stayed on the line and heard the impact of the crash before the phone went dead.

An inquest into Mr. Ford Kuga hit the car and off the road into an embankment.

Having survived the crash, Mr. Mason got out of the vehicle and walked across the carriageway, when he was hit by a Mazda.

Mr Mason as he had been changing lanes.

He heard an "almighty bang" and his windscreen shattered before and saw Mr. Mason lying in the road.

Mr Mason was tragically pronounced dead at the scene. The road remained closed for eight hours.

The driver of the Mazda was described as "shaken and distraught" and was later treated for minor injuries.

In the weeks before his death Mr Mason was on bail after being arrested by police. He had not been charged with any offenses.

Steven Mason crashed his car before walking into oncoming traffic

He had visited his doctor and said he was under stress and had considered taking his own life.

He was considered not to be a threat to himself as he had returned to work and was "staying alive for his son and his wife".

During the inquest, his wife said: "Steve's was his son, he did everything for him.

Senior Coroner Professor Paul Marks said: "This is a sad and most unfortunate case.

"In this case, the deceased, Steven Peter Mason, born in Sunderland, is sadly after being hit by a car 37 at the M62 westbound.

"He suffered multiple traumatic injuries two to the road traffic accident."

Steven Mason's mindframe

Mr. Mason contacted his GP, expressed thoughts of suicide, was prescribed antidepressants.

The coroner went on to say: "On April 24 I am thinking of a HGV on the eastbound side of the M62.

"He was then hit by a car." He was then hit by a car.

Mr Mason would like to see him, but he was not so sure that he would not be able to get his money.

"The balance of Steve's mind, and he was thinking of the worst case scenario.

"There is no doubt that it was his intention to take his own life.

"Steven Peter Mason committed suicide while the balance of his mind was affected."

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