A CORONER’S court in Somerset heard this week that Pam Millward from Winscombe died due to injuries sustained in a three-car accident in the Canary Islands on February 18 of this year.
Evidence presented in the Avon Coroner’s Court in Flax Bourton on Tuesday stated Mrs Millward and her husband Paul were on holiday travelling to a Tenerife beach when a vehicle heading in the opposite direction collided with the British couple’s car.
The inquest found Mrs Millward, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, died at the scene of the crash due to the severity of the injuries sustained according to a post-mortem report.
Mrs Millward was 77-years-old at the time of her death.
The Coroner’s court heard a vehicle crossed into the wrong lane and collided with two cars, including the vehicle Pam and her husband were travelling in.
Pam was the only person killed in the collision, however, three others suffered ‘serious injuries’ the court heard.
The assistant coroner, Myfanwy Buckeridge, recounted the events of February 18: “The accident occurred when Pam was travelling in Tenerife.
“Her husband was driving and they were travelling downhill on their way to the beach.
“There was a single lane downhill and two lanes coming up the hill.
“A vehicle coming in the opposite direction crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic and collided with a vehicle which was travelling in the same direction as the vehicle Pam was in.
“Having collided with the vehicle that went off the road, it then crashed into the car in which Pam was a passenger.
“Sadly, she died as a result of her injuries.”