The coroner who conducted the inquest into tragic Bulwell teenager Lindsey Inger said her family’s loss was ‘immeasurable beyond words’ as she passed a verdict of accidental death today, Wednesday 22nd January.
Nottinghamshire coroner Mairin Casey delivered her verdict into the death of the 13-year-old after a three-day hearing.
Lindsey, of Longford Crescent, Bulwell Hall Estate, died instantly after being struck by a tram as she stepped onto a crossing at Bestwood Village on the evening of 28th November, 2012.
She was walking behind three friends who reached the other side safely.
The reason why Lindsey walked into the path of the tram remains a mystery.
Rumours suggesting she was wearing headphones, using her mobile phone or even playing ‘chicken’ at the time were all quashed.
Coroner Mairin Casey praised Lindsey’s family, who listened to all of the evidence over the three-day inquest, after passing her verdict.
She said: “It’s highly unlikely that another family will endure what you have gone through. Your loss is immeasurable beyond words.
“It’s touching to see a grieving family attend, it’s too painful a process for so many people.
“It’s been a long time for you to wait for this inquest and I thank you. The delay only adds to the grief.”
However, she added that no-one was culpable for her death.
Since the tragedy, a bridge has been built over the ‘Bone Mill’ level-crossing, near Moor Bridge.
But Lindsey’s foster sister, Tasha Selway (21), has vowed to continue campaigning to make all level crossings safe.
Speaking after hearing, she said: “I will campaign throughout the UK and go into schools to warn children of the dangers.
“Even if one listens to me it would save them and their family from going what we have had to go through.
“I will start a petition for every single crossing in the countryside. I feel like I’ve now got the opportunity to go forward and get something done about this,”