The coroner gave a 'narrative conclusion' to an inquest into the death of a teenager who was struck by a lorry in Lincolnshire.
Grace Brocklesby died in hospital after stepping in front of Marc Gibbins' vehicle on a dual carriageway near Boston.
But according to Lincolnshire Live, since she had earlier taken a Japanese anti-anxiety drug not licensed in the UK, and the inquest was advised that her cognitive ability may have been affected.
Grace, who was described by family as "gentle, kind-hearted, and caring" had been at hospital for a psychiatric assessment a few hours earlier, following long-standing mental health problems.
So while Lincolnshire area coroner Paul Smith believed the 19-year-old walked in front of the lorry deliberately, he said there was not enough evidence to suggest suicide.
“I record that her intention in so doing cannot be determined to the required standard," he said.
“Drivers are sometimes forgotten victims in cases like this and he has my sympathies as well as the family."
Grace suffered mental health issues for about five years and was twice sectioned after intentional overdoses of prescribed medicines.
The teenager had told health professionals of her frequent suicidal thoughts, but had shown no sign of ever acting upon them.
Lisa Teague, speaking on behalf of the family at the hearing, said: “I think all family and friends present here today do believe that Grace did intend to take her own life.”
Dashcam footage which captured the accident showed Grace looking towards Mr Gibbins' lorry, turning her back and bracing herself.
The driver told the inquest: “Up ahead I could see a blonde-haired female wearing a coloured top, standing on the left.
"She was on the grass verge and looking as if she was waiting to cross. She was looking in my direction.
“As I was almost level with her I saw her step out in front of me. I could not do anything in time to avoid hitting her.
“I was in severe shock. I knew this was an intentional act as the girl had waited for me to be so close to her and was looking in my direction as she stepped out.”
A collision investigation found that the lorry was travelling at or about the 40mph speed limit.
Mr Gibbins, who was not at fault in any way, had stepped on his brakes, sounded the horn and flashed his lights.
The inquest was told that Grace went into the road when he was 26 metres away. The lorry would have needed between 41 and 59 metres to stop.
Grace's dad Lee said: “She would enter a room and her presence would be known immediately and filled with life and laughter.
“She had the biggest blue eyes and an awesome devilish laugh.”
Her mum Thea Cox added: "Grace touched so many hearts. She was such a gentle, kind-hearted, caring, elaborate, quirky, infectious individual.
"She was unique and inspirational - there are no words to describe how amazing she was."