(Halden Arbeiderblad): In consultation with both the police and the family, HA is given permission to publish both the name and picture of the deceased.
In bottomless sorrow
– It’s hard to fathom, hard to believe. We are a family in bottomless grief.
That’s what Pål Schrøder, father of Anette Michelle Schrøder, says. Together with Anette’s partner Kristian, as well as parents and parents-in-law, they talk to HA on the phone on Thursday morning.
– That she stopped to help… It was so typical of Anette, she just wanted everyone so well. We have been told that several other motorists drove on, but of course Anette stopped. She just wanted to help, says Schrøder.
Around 7pm, on Tuesday evening, what was a deeply tragic accident happened on the E6 near Hogdal.
– Did everything right
Anette Michelle Schrøder noticed that a motorist was having problems, and therefore stopped on E6 approximately 100 meters south of Hogdalsmotet.
According to the police, witnesses must have explained that the woman put on a reflective vest and started to cross the road. Between the road lanes there was a gap of around 50 centimeters, and it was between here that the woman fell through.
The distance from the bridge down to the ground was 30 metres
– She has done everything right. Stopped for a fellow road user who needed help, and she put on a reflective vest. For some reason she has fallen down. Whether she slipped, or put her foot down and thought there was asphalt in the meeting, we may never know, said Hans-Jörgen Ostler, spokesperson for the Swedish police.
Thanks for all the support
Back in Halden, a family sits in grief, but also with gratitude.
– We have received good follow-up from the police and Anette’s workplace Låby School, and are grateful for all the warmth and support that reaches us from friends and acquaintances. We have also experienced great support from the children’s schools, Rødsberg and Berg, says Schrøder.
And concludes on behalf of the family:
– We stand together in grief now.
Anette Michelle Schrøder was originally from Sarpsborg, but has lived in Halden for almost 20 years. She lived with Kristian Slåen, and together they have two boys aged 12 and 14. Schrøder worked as a special education teacher and teacher at Låby School.
Halden woman died in an accident on the E6