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Woman Dies after Freak incident involving Beach Buggy in Havant

A woman has sadly died following an incident involving a beach buggy in Havant on Sunday. The woman who was the passenger  of the 1970’s style blue beach buggy was driving down North Street when the scarf she was wearing became entrapped in the wheels of the open top buggy. Passers-by alerted the emergency services and attempted to free the woman from the buggy after the scarf has became trapped in the rear wheel of the buggy.

Emergency services rushed to the scene just after 12.30 and the road was closed off whilst Paramedics treated the woman who was rushed to the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham with life-changing injuries.

A spokesman for South Central ambulance said, “We were called to reports of a woman who had been injured whilst using an open top vehicle. 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 in a life threatening condition and left in the care of the hospital resus team. Despite efforts by emergency staff,the woman sadly died of her injuries in hospital on Sunday afternoon.”

Police are appealing for information after a woman tragically died following an incident in Havant.

At some time between 12.35pm and 12.40pm on Sunday, December 18 62-year-old Gillian Sandle of Tournerbury Lane, Hayling Island was a passenger in a blue Volkswagen beach buggy that was being driven along North Street.

The woman’s scarf got caught in the wheel of the vehicle.

Members of the public carried out CPR on the woman at the scene before she was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital by ambulance. Sadly, she died at hospital.

Sergeant Melanie Adcock, said: “This incident took place at a busy time of day when there were lots of Christmas shoppers in North Street so it is likely many people saw what happened.  I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed any part of this incident.”

Mrs Sandle’s family have issued the following statement: “As a family we are totally devastated at the sudden and tragic loss of such a wonderful lady. This is very hard to come to terms with, and we ask that as a family we are left alone to grieve.”

Anyone with information should contact Hampshire Constabulary on 101 quoting 44160476293.