Woman, 74, was killed by sister’s car outside Pontefract Tesco

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A PENSIONER died after being struck by her sister’s car in a Tesco car park in Pontefract, an inquest heard.

Molly Wood, 74, died after the burgundy Kia Venga “lurched forward” and she became trapped under the vehicle.

Emergency services were called but she died at the scene outside the store last week.

Her sister, aged 70, was also hurt in the accident but escaped with minor injuries.

West Yorkshire Coroner David Hinchliff said: “Both ladies got out and Mrs Wood was standing in front of the vehicle while her sister went for a ticket.

“Mrs Wood was talking to some friends who were also there and it appears the engine was still running.

“It’s not clear whether Mrs Wood’s sister sat in the vehicle or leaned in but it was at that point that the vehicle rolled forward hitting Mrs Wood causing her to be trapped under the vehicle.”

He said a provisional post-mortem examination showed Mrs Wood, of Knottingley, West Yorkshire, died of multiple injuries.

Detective Sergeant Ann Drury said: “The incident took place around midday on Wednesday, March 25 when the car, a burgundy coloured Kia Venga, was unoccupied and lurched forward colliding with two women who were standing towards the front of the vehicle.

“As a result of injuries sustained in the collision, a 74-year-old woman from Knottingley died at the scene.

“The other woman, 70, was not seriously injured in the incident but has been left badly shaken by what took place.

“This was a very tragic incident and I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision and is yet to speak to police.”

The inquest was adjourned for further inquiries.

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