Inquest opened into death of Bowthorpe woman killed in three car crash at Loddon

PUBLISHED: 17:03 25 April 2014 | UPDATED: 17:03 25 April 2014

Christine Coulton, 62, from Bowthorpe, Norwich, who died in a road traffic collision at Loddon.

Christine Coulton, 62, from Bowthorpe, Norwich, who died in a road traffic collision at Loddon.


An inquest has been opened into the death of a woman killed in a three-vehicle crash on the A146 at Loddon.

Christine Coulton, 62, from Ambrose Close, Bowthorpe, Norwich, was a front seat passenger in a green Vauxhall Corsa which was involved in a collision with two other vehicles on Thursday, April 17.

An inquest opened into her death in Norwich today by Asistant Norfolk coroner David Osborne heard a post mortem examination confirmed Ms Coulton died as a result of multiple injuries, including fracturing/dislocation of cervical spine.

The inquest was adjourned to be reviewed on or before July 17.

As previously reported Ms Coulton had been the passenger in a car driven by her daughter, who is aged in her 20s.

It is believed her daughter is in a critical but stable condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

At least three other casualties – a man and two women – were taken to hospital following the crash.

It is believed the male who was taken to Addenbrooke’s is in a critical but stable condition.

A female taken to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston is believed to be in a serious condition.

While it is believed another female, who suffered a broken ankle, was due to be discharged from hospital this week.

A total of 13 paramedic vehicles, including three air ambulances, were sent to the scene but were unable to save Ms Coulton.

In a written statement, her heartbroken family said: “Christine was a hugely-devoted daughter, partner, mother, sister, auntie and friend to many, many people. Her loss has devastated us as a family and we are struggling to come to terms with such tragic news.

“Our thoughts are currently with her daughter who remains in a serious but stable condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

“The family would like to express their thanks to all the emergency services who attended the scene and for the on-going support by police and the countless messages we have received via Facebook in relation to Christine’s loss.

“We also extend our best wishes for a speedy recovery to the families of the other parties injured.”

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