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.”
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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.