A man grieving over the tragic death of his girlfriend has come under fire from trolls on social media.
Jason Booth, of Holmfirth, was stunned to see sick comments about the death of his girlfriend, Grace Dyson, with some blaming him.
Now he has responded with a video on Facebook about Grace in a bid to set the record straight, backed by music she played.
He was trying to put up an umbrella in pouring rain when it got caught on a wall and he stumbled into Grace, who in turn stumbled into the road.
Grace, 18, of Dunford Road, Holmfirth, was a student at Greenhead College.
The inquest heard from Det Con Noel Lowden, of West Yorkshire Police Major Collision Enquiry Team, who said there was nothing the driver or Mr Booth could have done to prevent the accident, describing it as a ‘tragic set of circumstances that Grace lost her footing at that exact time’.
But that has not stopped some people posting on social media, suggesting the circumstances were “too coincidental” and that Mr Booth was not being a gentleman as he was walking closer to the wall.
Mr Booth, a chemistry student at the University of Huddersfield, said: “There seems to have been a fairly large loss of respect. People making a joke about the accident. People suggesting that it was too much of a coincidence and that there must have been foul play involved- yeah, because I didn’t already blame myself enough for it already without reading heartless comments.
“In just over a day, my video has sent such an important message to over 10,000 people! I’d like to thank my friends so much for helping this happen, and especially Leaa for really helping me kick it all off at first.
“I created this video in anger at the fact somebody could even think of posting a comment suggesting that I could have possibly murdered the lady of my dreams, despite months of police investigations proving it was an accident.
“Without the amazing support group I have, consisting of incredible friends and family, I may not have been able to look past these disgusting comments. Not everyone has the support group I have around me.
“Some people could lose the only person they have, yet there are people out there who would even think about posting disrespectful comments about their loss, taking away that pinch of life they’re holding on to”.