Heartbroken girlfriend kills self hours after boyfriend killed by Domino's pizza delivery driver
Francis' girlfriend, Alice Robinson, was just meters away, waiting for him to come home when the incident occurred.
A woman reportedly took her own life just hours after her boyfriend was run over and killed by a Domino's Pizza delivery driver. Reports state that the 29-year-old young rugby player, Jason Francis, spent his day drinking with friends and was lying outside his home in Scarborough, Perth when he was hit by a pizza delivery driver on Saturday evening at 8 pm.
Francis' girlfriend, Alice Robinson, was just meters away, waiting for him to come home when the incident occurred. Robinson ran out of her home after she heard the sirens and was told by paramedics that her boyfriend had been run over. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, however, Francis succumbed to his injuries with Robinson by his side.
Just hours after the incident, Robinson was also found dead in "non-suspicious circumstances" in Mount Hawthorn, according to the Daily Mail. The couple, who were originally from England, had been living in Perth for less than a year after traveling the world together. Police said that they are not treating Robinson's death as suspicious.
Francis' friends, during questioning, said that they had put him in a taxi home when they realized he had become too inebriated. Officials are still investigating the case, and probing why exactly was he lying on the road. The officials also added that the delivery guy, an 18-year-old, could not have seen him while he was driving and notified officials immediately after the incident.
The heartbroken girlfriend of a pedestrian killed on a Scarborough road on Saturday night has also been found dead, just hours after she was told of her partner’s death. https://t.co/h46FyhnME0— PerthNow (@perthnow) December 24, 2018
Robinson's friends reportedly attempted to console her during this tragic time, however, they could not get in touch with her. The couple had reportedly been together for eight years and had moved from Shropshire in England to Australia a year ago.
Robinson's mother, who was miles away from her at the time of her death, took to social media to pay tribute to her daughter: "I am devastated to let everyone know that my beautiful daughter was so distraught she could not bear to live without her beloved Jase and chose to take her own life. My husband and I now grieve for the loss of two wonderful people that brought light to everyone's life. RIP my gorgeous girlie."
Francis was a rugby union player for the Cottesloe Rugby Union Football Club. The club's president, Sam Diamond, also shared an emotional tribute, saying: "Jase and Alice had only been at the club for a short time but had already ingrained themselves into the 3rd grade and 4th grade families. They could both be found at the multitude of offseason BBQ's where Jase would always do his best impression of a competitive eater whilst Alice filled our hearts with her infectious laugh. These are two beautiful souls that we have lost far to (sic) early, and were loved like family."