Porlock woman’s … caused by accident months earlier, inquest hears (From Somerset County Gazette)

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woman’s … caused by months earlier, inquest

4:30pm Thursday 28th 2013 in News

The Old Municipal in Taunton where the inquest was

A WOMAN from Porlock from pneumonia and other complications caused by a car collision months earlier, an inquest

Daphne Sims, 83, died on 20 this year at Musgrove Hospital. having been in a collision on November 29 last which left her paralysed the neck down.

West Somerset coroner Rose heard how Mrs Sims’ Peter, was driving along the A39 Bilbrook towards Minehead. in a Scenic before he started to towards the other side of the

At approximately 2.40pm, Mr Sims hit a Van driven by Derrick Martin on the side of the road.

Mr Martin how he could see the car veering towards him and to move over as far as he could.

He “There was a stream of traffic the side. I was driving at a good and I could see this car edging to the white line. I moved as much as I could and hit a stone at the same time as the car hit me.”

Mr Sims, who has since had his driving revoked by the DVLA, said he not recall what had happened.

In a report, he said he started to that he was edging closer to the line but that it was too late to do about it.

However, he told Mr Rose: “I remember saying that. I a strange feeling in the back of my and after that I have no

“It was very strange and I feel contributed to the accident.”

A report Mr Sims’ GP, Dr Jonathon Driscoll, of Lodge in Minehead, said Mr Sims was on a number of different there was nothing that have affected his driving.

PC Grigg, of Avon and Somerset said there was nothing with the cars or road to caused a collision.

He said: “The cars both examined but there no problems or defects with car to have caused an accident.

the road was damp, there was no ice or water which would caused a collision.”

Mr Rose how Mr and Mrs Sims were on their way from Taunton following a appointment at Nuffield Hospital.

three weeks before the Mrs Sims had undergone a knee

It had caused her discomfort so she sat in the rear seat in order to rest her leg the front two seats.

Following the she spent time in Frenchay and Park Hospitals before to a care home.

She started to problems with swallowing and was to Musgrove Park Hospital it was revealed she had pneumonia.

Mr Rose accidental … at the inquest at the Old Building in Taunton last (November 21).

He said: “This was a tragic and I extend deep sympathy to Mr Sims, and your two children – you had a and happy marriage.

“The of Daphne Sims was accidental, by asphyxia pneumonia and other complications as a result of an injured

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