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Narrative verdict recorded following three-day inquest

A narrative verdict has been recorded at an inquest into the death of a Douglas woman who died a day after being discharged from hospital.

Thirty-seven-year-old Christina Collister spent 16 days in Noble's being treated for leg injuries, after being hit by a car outside Ellan Vannin Gymnastics Club in Douglas in November 2011.

She suffered breathing difficulties at home on November 25, the day after leaving hospital, and died that day from a pulmonary embolism.

Following three days of evidence, Coroner of Inquests John Needham today said he was unable to establish beyond reasonable doubt what caused the death.

He says the pulmonary embolism was caused either directly from the leg injuries sustained when she was hit by Joshua Brown's car, or by the side effects of the recovery treatment at Noble's Hospital.

Mr Needham says there wasn't any evidence to suggest Mr Brown had been doing handbrake turns before the accident, as claimed by Mrs Collister, and therefore a verdict of unlawful killing wasn't possible.

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