Fatal collision 18 January 2016 Iveston Road, Consett, County Durham

Last updated 14 June 2016
Iveston Road, Consett, County Durham (show full map)
Casualties Gemma Hinds, 19 (fatality)
Time of incident 6:20am, 18 January 2016
Vehicles involved Pedal cycle
Incident factors Slippery road
Police details Durham

Gemma Hinds was found in a car park on the morning of 18 January 2016 after having been reported missing the previous day, during which time temperatures had reached -4°C. She was unconscious and hypothermic when she was found, and attempts to resuscitate her failed.

Coroner Oliver Longstaff concluded that Gemma had taken a short cut home across a grassy embankment and had fallen from her bike in the icy conditions, being knocked unconscious in the fall. He recorded a verdict of accidental death.