Article by Katie Feehan: An inquest investigating the death of a 74-year-old woman who was hit by a van on a busy high street opened today.
Iris Sage was walking along Alma Link in Billericay at lunchtime when she was struck by a Ford Transit van on on July 29.
She was seriously injured and a number of police cars, along with paramedics, unmarked police vehicles and an air ambulance were sent to the scene near Waitrose.
Iris was taken to the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel where she sadly died later that evening.
Chelmsford Coroners Court heard that Iris died of a traumatic brain injury today (August 14).
Coroner's officer Gemma Cook told senior coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray:
"Police carried out an investigation and a male has been arrested"
The man has since been released under investigation.
Ms Beasley-Murray concluded:
"I will need to see the police statements because there is a possibility that this will end up as a prosecution."
In a tribute to Iris, her family said:
“We are very sorry to have lost our beloved Iris. She was a wonderful, kind, and generous person who is deeply missed by her many friends and extended family. Especially by her loving son, who she was a truly amazing mum to. The hole she leaves in her son and friends’ lives will never be filled.”
Article by Katie Feehan, EssexLive