Bestival coach crash inquest

An inquest is being held into the deaths of three people, killed in a coach crash as they were travelling home from a music festival.

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Two passengers and the driver died, and more than 50 people were injured, in the accident on the A3 near Hindhead last year. The coach was on its way back from the Bestival music festival on the Isle of Wight.

At an inquest today, the families of those killed said they would take action to make sure a tragedy doesn't happen again. Heather Edwards reports and we hear from relatives Francis Molloy and Freya Woolsgrove.


Inquest into Bestival coach crash deaths

An inquest will be held today into the deaths of three people killed in a coach crash in Surrey.

They were on the 52-seater vehicle heading back to Merseyside from Bestival on the Isle of Wight when it left the carriageway of the A3 near Hindhead and hit a tree last September.

Kerry Ogden, 23, of Maghull, Liverpool, died with another passenger, musician Michael Molloy, 18, from Woolton, Liverpool, and the coach driver, 63-year-old Colin Daulby, from Warrington.

Police said the road conditions and the weather were not thought to be a factor in the crash and the 16-year-old coach had only been on the road for around an hour after leaving Portsmouth.

The hearing at Woking Civic Offices is scheduled to last for two days.

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