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Inquest opens into death of shop assistant Elizabeth McManus who fell onto A47 from flyover at Longwater

PUBLISHED: 16:49 27 October 2017 | UPDATED: 16:49 27 October 2017

Flowers on the bridge at Longwater, Norwich after a women died falling onto the A47
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Picture: Nick Butcher

Flowers on the bridge at Longwater, Norwich after a women died falling onto the A47 . Picture: Nick Butcher

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An inquest has opened into the death of a shop assistant who fell from a bridge over the A47 near Norwich.

Elizabeth McManus died on October 13 after falling onto the road at Longwater in Costessey.

The 45-year-old, of Foundry Close, Foulsham, near Dereham, was also hit by a vehicle.

Opening her inquest in Norwich on Friday, assistant coroner Johanna Thompson said: “It appears that she had fallen from the bridge and landed on the carriageway prior to being hit by a vehicle.”

Her provisional cause of death was given as traumatic injury.

A pre-inquest review hearing is scheduled to take place on February 26, 2018.

Following the incident earlier this month, floral tributes were placed at the scene where she died.

Meanwhile, many paid their respects on this newspaper’s Facebook page.

Debbie Adams said: “May the poor lady rest in peace x.”

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