AN Ollerton woman was killed after her car collided with a transit van in icy conditions, an inquest was told.
Emma Stamp (23), of Tor Lane, died of multiple injuries in the crash on Gorsethorpe Lane, near Kings Clipstone, at around 8.30am on 14th December last year.
The Nottingham inquest on Friday was told how she lost control of her Vauxhall Corsa on a bend and collided with a van driven by landscape gardener John Manning.
He was driving to work in North Wales from his Meden Vale home.
In a statement, Mr Manning said: “I steered to the left and hit the brakes trying to get out of the way.”
He said Ms Stamp’s Corsa hit the front of the van on the driver’s side, causing her car to spin anti-clockwise. His van tipped onto the driver’s side and came to a stop.
Mr Manning climbed out of his van and saw Ms Stamp’s vehicle had left the road after hitting a tree.
He was taken to King’s Mill Hospital, but was discharged the same day.
Pc Steve Smith, forensic collision investigator, said the road had a layer of frost and described conditions as ‘treacherous’.
He said it was likely Ms Stamp had been travelling too fast for the road conditions, but not outside the speed limit.
In recording a verdict of accidental death, Nottinghamshire coroner Mairin Casey said Ms Stamp was a young driver who had failed to appreciate the seriousness of the conditions.