A “popular and missed” 91-year-old died after being “clipped by a car”, a court has heard. 

Joyce McColgan, who was involved with the volunteer-run Great Yarmouth & Gorleston Memory Club, passed away last year on September 30. 

A review hearing held at Norfolk Coroner’s Court on January 9 confirmed that she died at the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston after the incident. 

Area coroner Samantha Goward said: “Joyce McColgan was clipped by a car in the street and fell backwards and hit her head.  

Eastern Daily Press: Joyce McColgan died on September 30, 2022

“She sustained a haemorrhagic contusion, and intraventricular and subarachnoid haemorrhages.” 

An inquest into her death was first opened at the court at County Hall on October 11. It has been adjourned while the court awaits a road traffic collision report from Norfolk police.

A further review hearing will take place later this year in April. 

A funeral announcement – which appeared in this newspaper – described her as a “devoted wife to the late Jim” who would be “sadly missed by family and many friends.” 

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