Mother-of-three, 41, was crushed to death by her own delivery van in driveway of her home, inquest hears
- Sales assistant Tracy Evans became trapped between the van and a wall
- Her husband had started the van to charge the battery and had asked her to turn the ignition off while he was out but the van rolled down an incline of the drive
- An examination of the van found it would have passed an MOT on its brakes
A 41- year old mother-of-three, was crushed to death by her own delivery van in the driveway of her home an inquest heard.
Tracy Evans, a sales assistant, suffered head injuries after becoming trapped between the van and a wall at her home in Roumania Crescent, Llandudno, North Wales.
She was found lying half out of the van by the emergency services.
Mrs Evans was initially taken to Ysbyty Gwynedd hospital in Bangor and then transferred to the major trauma unit at the Royal Stoke Hospital.
Police officers at the scene in Roumania Crescent in Llandudno, North Wales
But an inquest heard she died four days later in January.
Her husband Johnathan had started the van at their home to charge the battery – and had asked his wife to turn the ignition off while he went out.
But the van then rolled down a couple of yards, trapping her between the van’s doorway and the wall.
A post mortem examination revealed the cause of death as a lack of oxygen to the brain due to the injuries Mrs Evans had suffered.
An examination of the vehicle by police investigators found the van would have passed an MOT on its brakes.
Tracy and husband had three children James, Owen and Evie.
Mrs Evans was found lying half out of the van by the emergency services in January
John Gittins, coroner for North Wales East and Central, heard it was believed when Mrs Evans has turned the engine off, the vehicle ‘had juddered’ and the brakes had failed.
Mr Gittins said: ‘There is no rational explanation for her releasing the brake.’
‘There is insufficient forensic evidence as to which way this may have come about.
‘The explanation you have given is as consistent with any of the possibilities that might have happened.’
Mr Gittins recorded a conclusion of accidental death at the Ruthin inquest.