Woman, 83, died after being hit by vehicle, inquest hears

PUBLISHED: 16:36 10 June 2019 | UPDATED: 16:36 10 June 2019

The crash on Dereham Road. Photo: NARS

The crash on Dereham Road. Photo: NARS


An inquest has opened into the death of a woman who died after being hit by a van.

Valerie Williamson, 83, died on May 30 this year, Norfolk Coroner's Court heard on Monday morning.

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Jacqueline Lake, senior coroner for Norfolk, said Mrs Williamson, who lived at Grove Avenue in New Costessey, died after being struck by a vehicle as she crossed Dereham Road, near the Bowthorpe roundabout.

At the time, police released an appeal for witnesses to the incident, which saw a major emergency service response, including the air ambulance.

But despite their best efforts, she died at the scene.

A pathologist's report gave the medical cause of death as blunt chest trauma with multiple rib fractures after a road traffic collision.

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