Inquest opens into death of shop assistant Elizabeth McManus who fell onto A47 from flyover at Longwater

Flowers on the bridge at Longwater, Norwich after a women died falling onto the A47
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Picture: Nick

Flowers on the bridge at Longwater, Norwich after a women died falling onto the A47 . Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

An inquest has opened into the death of a shop assistant who fell from a bridge over the A47 near Norwich.

Elizabeth McManus died on October 13 after falling onto the road at Longwater in Costessey.

The 45-year-old, of Foundry Close, Foulsham, near Dereham, was also hit by a vehicle.

Opening her inquest in Norwich on Friday, assistant coroner Johanna Thompson said: 'It appears that she had fallen from the bridge and landed on the carriageway prior to being hit by a vehicle.'

Her provisional cause of death was given as traumatic injury.


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A pre-inquest review hearing is scheduled to take place on February 26, 2018.

Following the incident earlier this month, floral tributes were placed at the scene where she died.

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Meanwhile, many paid their respects on this newspaper's Facebook page.

Debbie Adams said: 'May the poor lady rest in peace x.'

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