Death crash teenager Annabel Laws, from Watton, was a lifesaver

A teenager who died in a car crash has been described as a lifesaver after her organs were donated to two babies and a youngster.

Annabel Laws, 17, from Akrotiri Square, Watton, had been with six friends at McDonald's restaurant near Swaffham before the car she was travelling in hit a tree in North Pickenham Road, Sporle, at 12.30am on December 17. Miss Laws was a back-seat passenger in Seat Arosa which skidded on black ice, according to Norfolk coroner William Armstrong at today's inquest.

At the end of the hearing, at King's Lynn County Court, he said she had died as a result of a road traffic collision and no-one was to blame.

Mr Armstrong said: 'Despite the tragedy suffered by Annabel's family, some good has come of this; that a life has been saved and that should be rewarded.'

Miss Laws had become an organ donor and her windpipe saved the life of one youngster and her corneas were donated to two babies.


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Her mother, Angela Calton, from Saham Hills, said: 'Someone has got life through Annabel. It is very poignant that her organs have gone to young people and I hope they live on.'

Miss Laws was travelling in the car driven by her friend, Lauren Eastoll, 18, who had two other passengers.

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The Seat Arosa was followed by a Ford Fiesta, driven by friend Lee Hillier, 18, who had two people in his car.

The inquest heard that no-one had been drinking and both cars were travelling at 40mph.

sophie.wylie@archant.co.uk

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