Coroner rules accidental death of 5-year-old at Cornwall event

A five-year-old girl was killed by a vintage truck as she ran towards a helter skelter at a steam rally, an inquest heard. The coroner ruled a verdict of accidental death.

Tayla Saunders was knocked down and pinned under the wheels of an old-fashioned military Land Rover as it reversed in a field.

The youngster was with her foster parents who had lost sight of her for a few seconds at the Lanlivery Vintage Rally in Lostwithiel, Cornwall.

Tayla, a cystic fibrosis sufferer, was hit and suffered major injuries as she stopped to stare up excitedly at the helter skelter.

Paramedics were standing yards away and began treating the little girl within a minute, an inquest was told. Tayla, from Honiton, Devon, was airlifted to hospital but died shortly after the accident on 8th September last year.

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