Woman (20) struck by car as a teenager died from ongoing effects of collision, coroner rules

Woman (20) struck by car as a teenager died from ongoing effects of collision, coroner rules

By David Parker | 01/04/2021

Woman (20) struck by car as a teenager died from ongoing effects of collision, coroner rules
Amy Reynard

 

A GIRL who suffered horrific injuries when she was hit by a car died nine years later due to the ongoing effects of the trauma, a coroner has ruled.

Amy Reynard, of Holly Mount, Wickersley, was aged 12 when she suffered a traumatic brain injury in the accident in November 2011.

She was left with epilepsy and partial paralysis and died in January last year, aged 20, after her health had deteriorated, an inquest at Sheffield Coroner’s Court heard.

Amy before the road traffic collision

Amy spent several months in hospital following the collision, before being moved to a rehabilitation centre.

When she moved home, her mother Carol Levers became her carer and helped with her day-to-day recovery.

The inquest heard that Amy was fed through a line into her veins and several attempts had been made to move her onto a feeding tube which would go into her stomach, without success.

The Assistant Sheffield Coroner, Mrs Tanyka Rawden, said today (Thursday) that due to Amy's complex medical history, it could not be said that moving her onto a stomach tube would have prevented her death.

Mrs Rawden said there had been marked decline in Amy's health in late 2018 and throughout 2019, when she was diagnosed with an inflammatory disease.

Amy was admitted to Rotherham Hospital in October 2019 with a suspected chest infection.

She was later transferred to the Northern General Hospital, where she remained until she died on January 22 last year.

Mrs Rawden found that Amy had died from blunt force head trauma and a traumatic brain injury and recorded her conclusion as road traffic collision.


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