‘A VIBRANT young woman with such potential’ was lost in a tragic accident after she hit a grass verge while taking a bend, her inquest has heard.
Rachael Dallison, of Heath Cross, Uttoxeter, was 23 when she lost control of Citroen Saxo on the B5013 in Willslock and died at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire on May 12.
Her inquest, held at Burton Town Hall, heard Miss Dallison was driving from Uttoxeter towards Abbots Bromley on her way to Coventry when she took a bend too fast and hit a grass verge, causing her to crash with an on-coming car driven by Alexander Bussy.
Mr Bussy said he was travelling in his Hyundai ix35 and as he came to the bend he registered the Saxo. He said: “The next thing I knew it was in front of me and I was spinning off the road.
“I recall briefly seeing of the tyres on the grass. I saw it mount the verge and come across the other side of the road.
“I know it was travelling at an excessive speed so I assume it was something to do with losing control of the vehicle.”
Police Constable Sharon Smith, of the Central Motoring Police Group, said two nurses stayed with Miss Dallison but she never regained consciousness.
South Staffordshire coroner Andrew Haigh ruled Miss Dallison died of multiple injuries and her death was a genuine tragic accident.
He added he will send a report to the Highways Authority after hearing the bend was notorious for accidents.
Mr Haigh said: “I would like to thank you for agreeing to donate Rachael’s organs. It is a noble thing to do.
“I would like to convey my genuine sympathy for the circumstances of her death. I am sure she was normally a competent and safe driver and she was just a little fast on the bend which led to such terrible consequences.”
Rachael’s mother Sue said: “I want to echo the coroner’s comment that it was a tragic accident.
“A vibrant young life with such potential was snatched cruelly away.
“We are pleased two people have been given a chance of life from organs Rachael donated and we have been informed the process was successful.
“We miss her so much all day, every day. Her love, kindness, empathy and compassion will stay in our hearts.”