Police: Vehicle Fire was Attempted Suicide

An early morning vehicle fire in the Ardsley section of Abington was a suicide attempt.


Abington Police said a vehicle fire at the Ardsley Community Center early Tuesday morning was an attempted suicide.

Abington Police Deputy Chief John Livingood said yesterday that a 35-year-old Abington woman tried to kill herself by setting her car on fire with herself in it at about 4 a.m.  The woman had two young children with her, but she told them to exit the car and "go play" prior to the fire.  The children are safe with a relative, according to Livingood.

The woman was transported to Abington Memorial Hospital, but was not injured.

“I guess she couldn’t make herself stay in the car, and she jumped out,” Livingood said. “She was admitted to the hospital, but not injured.” 

The woman will likely be charged with arson.


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