A British mother-of-three died in a road accident in Tanzania just four months after she moved to the country to teach young children, an inquest heard yesterday.
Vanessa Mountford was travelling with three friends from Dar es Salaam to Morogoro when the Suzuki 4x4 she was in lost control and spun off the road.
The 52-year-old, originally from Shropshire, was thrown from the right backseat of the car when the right-rear tyre burst and sent the vehicle into a roadside plain.
Driver Nicola Campbell and passengers Tamsin Rampall and Daniel Kusenhwa survived the incident.
Witness reports read at Taunton Coroner's Court said passing motorists stopped to help them transport Ms Mountford, who was knocked unconscious, to a nearby village clinic.
Medical staff tried their best to resuscitate her but she was pronounced dead 10 minutes after arrival on August 28 last year.
Pathologist reports concluded Ms Mountford died of multiple injuries.
Recording a narrative verdict, Coroner Michael Rose said: "The tyre burst and the car left the road. I do not know if Vanessa was wearing a seatbelt, but she was thrown from the vehicle. She sustained injuries which would have rendered her unconscious, if not killed her."