By Oliver Hall
Drivers have been warned to check their tyres after an inquest heard insufficient tread led to a crash which killed a popular police authority worker.Greater Norwich coroner William Armstrong called for the tragedy to be a warning to everyone to check their tyres regularly.
Sue Brady, 45, was killed after a combination of damp road conditions and too little tread on her rear tyres caused her Porsche 911 to “twitch”, slide and overturn, an inquest into her death was told last week.
The mother-of-one, who worked for Norfolk Police Authority, died from chest injuries after her car left the road and overturned last August.
He said: “This tragedy came about as a combination of a defective tyre and damp conditions and serves as a warning to all of us.”
Ms Brady was on her way to work when the crash happened. She had been employed as a partnerships officer at the police authority for the past 12 years and had a teenage son, William, and partner Ian Wilday.
The inquest heard that she had not been speeding or driving recklessly.
PC Wendy Biddle, an investigating officer, said: “The accident was caused by a combination of factors – damp conditions and a rear wheel drive vehicle with an insufficient tread pattern.
“When the car slipped, there was not sufficient grip to hold the vehicle steady and it became unsteady and caused the driver to lose the control.”
Mr Armstrong recorded a verdict of death by road traffic accident.