Sark tourist carriage death inquest adjourned

image captionThe crash occurred on one of Sark's quiet lanes

The inquest into the death of a Swiss woman who died after a horse-drawn carriage accident in Sark last week has been opened and adjourned.

Dora Jufer, 67, was taken by marine ambulance to Guernsey's Princess Elizabeth Hospital after the accident on 26 June.

Guernsey Police announced her death later that evening.

Investigations into the cause of the carriage accident, in which eight other people were injured, continue.

A police spokesman said: "There are no suspicious circumstances and the body has been released for cremation and returned to her home land.

"The investigation by the Sark Constable, assisted by Guernsey Police, into this accident continues.

"It is known that the carriage was driven along the main road leading from Greater to Little Sark when the horse bolted and began to gallop along the road towards a bend known as Les Dos D'Ane.

"As the horse rounded the bend the nearside wheels of the carriage mounted an earth bank, rolling it onto its offside."

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