Woman died after falling while visiting Norfolk relatives, inquest hears

A 90-year-old woman died after suffering a fall while visiting relatives in Bressingham, near Diss, an inquest heard.

Joan Collis, from Winlaton Road, Bromley, south-east London, was pronounced dead at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on July 20.

Yesterday's Norwich inquest heard that the retired administrator and widow, who was born in Edmonton, north London, fell at the entrance to her relative's address and hit her head on a concrete kerbstone on July 19.

She was admitted to hospital and a CT scan revealed that she had suffered an acute subdural haemorrhage. She died the next day. The inquest heard that Mrs Collis was visiting her relatives in the company of a grandson from New Zealand. The cause of death was given as acute subdural haemorrhage, as a result of a fall, and Norfolk coroner William Armstrong recorded a verdict of death as a result of an accidental fall while suffering from a natural medical condition.

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