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Collister inquest continues into afternoon

An inquest has heard how a Douglas woman died just over two weeks after she was hit by a car, when complications occurred following her discharge from hospital.

Thirty-seven-year-old Christina Collister spent 16 days in Noble's Hospital being treated for leg injuries, following the accident outside the Ellan Vannin gymnastics club on November 8 2011.

She was hit by a car in the parking area, the impact throwing her into the river nearby.

Mrs Collister suffered breathing difficulties at home on November 25, the day after she was released from Noble's.

She was taken back to hospital and died of a pulmonary embolism on the same day, despite efforts to save her life.

Pathologist Christopher Clague told the inquest it was not uncommon for patients with leg injuries to suffer blood clots in parts of their body.

Mrs Collister had been given medication to try and prevent that happening.

In a statement she gave in hospital to police Mrs Collister said she had seen a car doing handbrake turns in the car park.

She said it came towards her, lost control and hit her.

A witness, Jamie Newton, had been running on the NSC side of the river, and said he thought the car had slipped a pedal.

The hearing continues this afternoon.

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