Inquest due to begin into death of Caxton go-kart victim Suzanne Cornwell

AN INQUEST into the death of an 18-year-old go-kart crash victim is set to get underway tomorrow after nearly two years of delays.

Suzanne Cornwell of Limes Road, Hardwick died in December 2009 when a scarf she was wearing came loose and caught in the engine of a go-kart. She and five other friends had been invited to a go-kart track in Caxton by a track marshall after normal opening hours.

Suzanne, who was 18, suffered severe injuries to her neck and was taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge but died the next day.

The inquest into her death will take place today and tomorrow (February 8 and 9) at Huntingdon Law Courts before South and West Cambridgeshire Coroner David Morris,

Speaking at a directions hearing in September, he said: “The family have been very patient but the time has come. We have to press ahead and agree a provisional list of witnesses. It will be two years after the death and that in my view is too long.”

South Cambridgeshire District Council was given until the end of October to complete a health and safety report into the incident.

Criminal proceedings into the incident have been dropped, the inquest was told.

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Suzanne, who was studying at Long Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge, lived with her father David, mother Wendy and older brother Stuart.