‘Yes,’ he said after a moment, ‘but of course I’ll say I was. You see, when we left New York she was very nervous and she thought it would steady her to drive – and this woman rushed out at us just as we were passing a car coming the other way. It all happened in a minute, but it seemed to me that she wanted to speak to us, thought we were somebody she knew. Well, first Daisy turned away from the woman toward the other car, and then she lost her nerve and turned back. The second my hand reached the wheel I felt the shock – it must have killed her instantly.’

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby. Chapter 7, Gatsby is so in love with Daisy that he is willing to lie and take the blame for the hit and run accident in which Daisy knocks down Myrtle.