Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Havant beach buggy passenger killed as scarf catches in wheel

North Street in Havant Image copyright Google
Image caption The accident happened in North Street, in the centre of Havant, Hampshire

A woman was killed when her scarf got caught in the wheel of a beach buggy she was travelling in.

Sixty-two-year-old Gillian Sandle, was a passenger in the vehicle which was travelling through Havant, near Portsmouth, on Sunday lunchtime.

Members of the public tried to revive her, but she died in hospital.

Ms Sandle's family said they were "totally devastated at the sudden and tragic loss of such a wonderful lady".

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident in North Street between 12:35 and 12:40 GMT.

The vehicle was a blue Volkswagen beach buggy.

Sgt Melanie Adcock of Hampshire Constabulary 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."

Related Topics

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites