Walsall death crash mother still unconscious, daughter's inquest told

A mother whose daughter was killed in a crash on the way to school is still unconscious, an inquest heard.

The scene of a crash in Valley Road, Blakenall, Walsall
The scene of a crash in Valley Road, Blakenall

The hearing was opened following the death of Natasha Whale, who was a back-seat passenger in a car being driven by her mother Shelley that crashed with an Adams Tours coach in Valley Road, Blakenall, Walsall, on Monday.

Opening the inquest at Walsall Coroner’s Court yesterday, Black Country Coroner Robin Balmain said the 13-year-old, who lived at St Paul’s Crescent, Pelsall, had died of multiple injuries.

Her father, Karl Whale, attended the inquest yesterday and was escorted by two police officers. He said of his wife: “She’s still in a critical condition at the moment.”