Woman dies in Havant beach buggy tragedy

A PENSIONER has died after she was trapped in a beach buggy after a scarf wrapped around her neck.

Tuesday, 20th December 2016, 9:20 am
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:20 pm
A 65-year-old woman is in a life-threatening condition at QA Hospital after a scarf got caught up in a beach buggy in Havant on Sunday, December 18.

The 65-year-old passenger was rushed to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham after the incident in North Street, Havant, on Sunday.

Hampshire police said the driver of the blue Volkswagen beach buggy, a man in his 60s, was not injured.

A spokesman for South Central Ambulance Service yesterday said: ‘We were called to reports of a woman who had been injured whilst using an open-top vehicle.

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‘The 65-year-old female had a scarf wrapped around her neck and had become trapped in the vehicle.

‘We sent a rapid-response paramedic and an ambulance to the scene.

‘The patient was treated at the scene by crews. The woman was rushed to QA hospital.’