21/07/2011 12:47 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Mum Dies After Learner Driver Daughter Reverses Into Her


A 41-year-old mum of three has died from injuries sustained after her 17-year-old learner driver daughter reversed into her.

Sue Duke, 41, was crushed between daughter Lauren's Ford Ka and another vehicle as she tried to guide her daughter back into a parking space.

It is thought the car suddenly lurched backwards as Mrs Duke instructed Lauren on how to reverse into a space.

Mrs Duke was airlifted to hospital with head injuries after the accident in Rochester, Kent.

Her brother-in-law Malcolm Mitchell told reporters that he thought Lauren might have mixed up the brake pedal and the accelerator. He said: "She seemed to be practising reversing. We think Susan got out to direct her. She must have got the brake pedal and the accelerator pedal mixed up and pressed the wrong one."

What a terrible story. Our sympathies to the family.