Inquest confirms cause of death of mother and son killed in head-on crash

The inquest into the deaths of a mother and son who were killed in a horror crash near Shrewsbury has been opened.

Eight-year-old Oisin Wilson was flown to Birmingham Children's Hospital by air ambulance where he died of his injuries
Eight-year-old Oisin Wilson was flown to Birmingham Children's Hospital by air ambulance where he died of his injuries

Assistant Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin coroner Joanne Lees took the unusual step of releasing the causes of the deaths of Aisling Wilson, 51, and eight-year-old Oisin Wilson before adjourning the hearing.

Both mother and son were involved in a head-on crash on the A458 between Cressage and Harley Bank at 3.30pm on Tuesday, November 2.

The inquest heard that Mrs Wilson, an Irish-born company director who was driving, died of her injuries at the scene.

Oisin had been a back-seat passenger. He was flown to Birmingham Children's Hospital where he died from multiple injuries due to the road traffic collision.

"Police are continuing their investigation," said Mrs Lees concluding the opening of the inquest at Shirehall in Shrewsbury on Thursday.

"My most sincere condolences go to the family."

West Mercia Police is continuing to appeal for information about the head-on crash involving a red Honda CR-V and a gold Toyota Hilux.

The road was closed while officers, West Midlands Ambulance and Shropshire Fire and Rescue services attended the scene. The road reopened at around 10pm.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said after the crash: “A woman from one of the vehicles was found in a critical condition. Staff worked quickly to administer advanced trauma care at the scene, but sadly despite the best efforts, nothing could be done to save her, and she was confirmed deceased on scene.

“A boy, who was also found to be in a critical condition from the collision was given advanced trauma care at the scene and was conveyed to Birmingham Children’s Hospital via air ambulance, with treatment continuing en-route. However sadly, despite everyone’s best efforts nothing could be done to save the child and he was also confirmed deceased."

Two men also suffered serious injuries in the smash. One was taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the other to Stoke University Hospital.

Officers wish to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or the cars being driven in the area around that time, along with those who may have captured the incident or the cars on dash cam.

Anyone with any information is asked to visit the West Mercia Police website quoting incident 415 of 2 November.

Mrs Lees said she was satisfied that she had enough evidence to adjourn and hold a full inquest into the deaths on March 8, 2022.

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