Inquest opens into death of Sheffield mum killed while she waited to pick up her children from school

The inquest into the death of a Sheffield mum killed while she waited to pick up her children from school opened today.

Monday, 11th October 2021, 11:19 am

Rita Magni, aged 30, was fatally injured on Phillimore Road, close to Phillimore Community Primary School, Darnall, just before 3pm on October 4.

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The mum-of-two was struck by a car which careered into her path after it had been involved in a collision with another vehicle at a nearby junction.

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Rita Magni

She had been waiting to pick her children up from the school.

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Assistant coroner Tanyka Rawden opened the inquest today, telling the court that Portugal-born Ms Magni lived on Staniforth Road in Darnall.

She was a homemaker and after she died she was identified by her brother-in-law.

Mrs Rawden said that emergency services attended the scene of the crash where Ms Magni died, but despite the efforts of paramedics and passers-by, she was pronounced dead at the scene.