*Some NSFW language
: Ursula and Sabina Eriksson, born 1967, are a pair of Swedish twins who came to national attention in the United Kingdom in 2008 after an apparent episode of folie à deux, which resulted in unique footage of insanity on the M6 motorway, and the killing of Glenn Hollinshead. No drugs or alcohol were involved in any of the incidents. Their actions have never been explained, other than by a rare induced delusional disorder which caused the pair to be temporarily insane.
The pair began to walk down the central reservation of the M6 motorway before attempting to cross the motorway, causing chaos to the traffic and picking up minor injuries in the attempt. Their elder brother stated in a Swedish newspaper that his sisters were fleeing maniacs who were chasing and intended to gang rape the twins. Caught on CCTV cameras, the police arrived to investigate and paramedics were also at the scene to treat the women. Along with the police came a small television crew who happened to be filming Motorway Cops with one of the officers. Sabina told an officer, later at the police station, “We say in Sweden that an accident rarely comes alone. Usually at least one more follows – maybe two.”
Standing on the hard shoulder of the motorway, the police spoke to the twins when, without warning, Ursula ran in front of an oncoming 40-tonne truck travelling at around 60-70 mph. Sabina then followed her into the road and was hit by a Volkswagen Polo, again at high speed. Both survived. Ursula in particular was fortunate not to be killed instantly. Instead, she was immobilised as the lorry had crushed her legs. Sabina spent fifteen minutes unconscious.
The pair were treated by the paramedics; however both women resisted medical aid, fighting and screaming at the paramedics and police officers. Sabina shouted “They’re going to steal your organs” and “I recognise you – I know you’re not real”, amongst other things.
Sabina, to the surprise of those around her, got to her feet, whereupon a policewoman attempted to persuade her to stay on the ground and receive further medical attention. Sabina instead struck the officer and crossed the central reservation again, running into traffic on the other side of the motorway. Emergency workers and several members of the general public then caught up with her, restrained her and carried her to a waiting ambulance, at which point she was sedated. Ursula was also taken to hospital, where she spent some weeks.
Worth a view. If you have the time, watch all four segments of this strange series of incidents.