Inquests open into Looe coach crash victims

Inquests have been opened and adjourned into the deaths of two women killed in a coach crash near Looe. Margaret Luxton and Carol Muldoon from Exmouth died in the accident on 13 May.

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Tributes to grandmother killed in the Looe coach crash

The family of Carol Muldoon, who was killed in the Looe coach crash, say their hearts have been broken by her loss Credit: Family

The family of Carol Muldoon, who was killed in a coach crash near Looe earlier this month, have paid tribute to her and spoken of the loss they feel.

“Our hearts have been broken by the loss of our vivacious mother and grandmother, who made us and those around her laugh more than anyone else in the world. We take comfort, however, in the knowledge that her last years and moments were spent in the arms of John, undoubtedly the love of her life.”

Mrs Muldoon, who was 68 and from Exmouth, was on a day trip to Looe with Age Concern when the accident happened. She died, along with 61-year-old Margaret Luxon, who was also from Exmouth. A number of other passengers were seriously injured.

An inquest into the women's deaths has today been opened and adjourned until 13 June.

Inquests into Looe coach crash victims

Two people died and a number were seriously injured in the coach crash near Looe Credit: ITV News West Country

The inquests are due to open today into the deaths of two women who were killed when a coach crashed near Looe.

Margaret Luxton and Carol Muldoon from Exmouth were on an Age Concern trip to the seaside resort when the accident happened at Morval on 13 May.


Three still in hospital after coach crash in Looe

Three people remain in hospital after last week's coach crash in Looe Credit: ITV West Country

Three people injured in last week's coach crash in Looe are still in hospital this morning. Two of them are described as stable but one remains in a critical condition.

Police have yet to formally identify the two women who died in the accident, which happened during an Age Concern day trip from Exmouth. They are still investigating what caused the coach to crash into a hedge.

Should wearing seat belts on coaches be compulsory?

It's emerged that some of the passengers in the coach that crashed near Looe, killing two women and injuring others, were not wearing seat belts. It is not clear if that was a factor in their injuries but we asked what people thought about seat belts on coaches.

Here are the views of a coach driver and some passengers today in Exmouth, the town which is still feeling the loss of some of its own.

Looe Coach Crash: Prayers for the Victims

Tonight four people remain in hospital following yesterday's coach tragedy near Looe. Many of the passengers are still very much affected by what happened.

They were on a coach trip organised by Age Concern in Exmouth when it crashed at Morval yesterday lunchtime. Exmouth, this evening is a town in mourning and at All Saints Church in the town, prayers were said for all those involved.

Father Trevor Smyth said he wanted to express his love and concern for all those affected.


Looe Coach Crash: a Passenger's Story

Harrowing eyewitness accounts have emerged today of the moment a coach crashed in Cornwall, killing two women and leaving dozens of people injured.

Four people remain in hospital tonight as the investigation continues into what caused the accident at Morval, near Looe.

Seth Conway has been hearing the story of one woman who was on the coach.

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