Friday, July 24, 2015

16 year old law student hit by FOUR cars and a bus after drivers thought she was a dead animal

16 year old Jessica Dunning was hit by a Mazda MX5 on her way to college before being hit by multiple other vehicles.



Jessica Dunning was crossing a dimly-lit road to get to her bus stop when she was mown down by a Mazda MX5 on her way to law college at 7am on December 17 last year.

As she lay seriously injured, she was crushed by multiple vehicles who all failed to notice her body in the street.

Emergency services rushed to treat the pretty teen but she was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of serious head trauma.

On Wednesday the driver of the Mazda told an inquest he had failed to see the college student because there was no street lighting on the road.

Fatal: The pretty teenager was struck by four cars and a bus after drivers failed to spot her lying in the road


Giving evidence at Spilsby Coroner's Court, Peter Whitfield said: 

"It was so dark. There was no street lighting. There was a bump and I thought it was an animal. I immediately stopped. A man came and told me to go back to the car and an ambulance came."


The collision happened just yards from South View Caravan Park, where Jessica lived with her park manager dad Ben, 38.
Sudden: An inquest into her death heard the teenager would not have survived the initial impact


The court was told she had been making her way to Lincoln College where she was studying A-Level's in Law and Sociology when she was struck by the Mazda.

Her body was also hit by another MX5, a Citroen C3, a Ford Focus as well as a bus and the inquest heard she would not have survived the initial impact.

The coroner also read a statement on her dad's behalf which said:

 "Jessica was a genuine, nice and trustworthy girl. She had her whole life to look forward to and we will all miss her. This has left a great hole in our lives."

Since the horrific smash, concerned residents have campaigned to get the speed limit in the road lowered from 60mph to 40mph.

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