Provisional date for inquest into Caxton go-kart death

A PROVISIONAL date has been fixed for an inquest into the death of an 18-year-old go-kart accident victim 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.

At a directions hearing yesterday (Wednesday, September 21), South and West Cambridgeshire Coroner David Morris, set February 8 and 9 as a provisional date for a two-day inquest into Suzanne’s death.

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 were 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.