‘Phil Spencer’s mom, 82, died of a lung an infection and mind damage’
- Anne Spencer, 82, and husband Richard, 89 died after the accident in August
TV presenter Phil Spencer’s mom died of a lung an infection and mind damage after being submerged underwater for as much as 20 minutes following a automobile accident on the household farm, an inquest has heard.
Anne Spencer, 82 and her 89-year-old husband, Richard each died after their automobile careered right into a river on Lower Garrington Farm in Littlebourne close to Canterbury in August.
An inquest into Anne’s dying was opened at County Hall in Maidstone, Kent right now. Mr Spencer has beforehand revealed that his mom suffered from Parkinson’s.
Sarah Clarke, Area Coroner for North East Kent, advised the court docket Anne was driving her Toyota down a personal lane from the household house in the direction of a bridge on their land, which handed over the Nail Bourne River, round 12.20pm on August 18.
Her husband Richard was within the entrance passenger seat of the automobile, and the couple’s full-time carer, Veronica Francis, was within the rear passenger seat.
The inquest opening heard that because the automobile approached the bridge, it slipped off the sting and overturned – submerging all three occupants in three ft of water.
Mrs Clarke stated the carer managed to flee by the passenger window and known as for assist.
Richard Spencer – proper – was with Anne when their automobile careered right into a river on Lower Garrington Farm in Littlebourne close to Canterbury in August
Location, Location, Location star Phil Spencer together with his 82-year-old mom, Anne
But the court docket was advised Richard and Anne have been submerged underwater for round 20 minutes.
Paramedics arrived and took the couple to the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother hospital in Margate, Kent, the place Anne was pronounced lifeless at 9.55pm.
Mrs Clarke stated her reason for dying was given as aspiration pneumonia and hypoxic-ischemic mind damage and submersion in water (close to drowning).
Aspiration pneumonia is outlined as an irritation and an infection of the lungs or massive airways brought on by inhaling meals or liquid.
Hypoxic-ischemic mind damage happens when the mind experiences a lower in oxygen or blood circulation.
Mrs Clarke advised the inquest: ‘Mrs Spencer was a farmer and was born on May 22, 1941 in Canterbury. She was married to Richard David Edward Spencer, who was additionally a farmer.
‘Mrs Spencer died on August 18, 2023 on the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Kent. Identification was handled by police and her household.
‘The circumstances, as I perceive them, have been that roughly 12.20pm on August 18, Mrs Spencer was driving her Toyota. In the entrance passenger seat was her husband and sitting within the rear passenger seat was their full-time live-in carer.
‘Mrs Spencer drove from their home down a personal lane in the direction of a junction which transverses the Nail Bourne River.
‘As the car negotiated the bridge, which had a steep slant down and a pointy edge, it tipped over the sting and struck the underside of the river and overturned – submerging all three occupants in three ft of water.
‘The carer escaped by the passenger window and known as for assist. It is assumed that Mr and Mrs Spencer have been submerged for as much as 20 minutes.
‘Paramedics arrived at 12.57pm and took Mr and Mrs Spencer to the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother hospital.
‘Mrs Spencer was pronounced deceased at 9.55pm whereas she was in hospital.
‘Her reason for dying was given as 1a) aspiration pneumonia and hypoxic-ischemic mind damage and 1b) submersion in water (close to drowning).’
Richard and Anne have been reportedly leaving their farm to journey to an area pub for lunch when their automobile drifted into the shallow river
Tributes have been left on the spot the place Phil Spencer’s mother and father died in August
Mrs Clarke set a date for a full inquest into Anne and Richard’s deaths for 3.30pm on December 19 at Oakwood House in Maidstone.
Last month an inquest opening at County Hall heard that Mr Spencer’s father died of a lung damage after almost drowning within the automobile accident on the household farm.
In October 30, Mrs Clarke advised the court docket David did not regain consciousness following the accident and was pronounced lifeless in hospital.
His reason for dying was given as Aspiration Pneumonitis – an damage of the lungs – on the premise of close to drowning.
TV star Phil paid tribute to his ‘wonderful mother and father’ in a submit on Instagram on August 20, the place he revealed the couple had been going out for lunch on the time of their accident.
He additionally shared that his mom had been affected by Parkinson’s and David had been identified with Dementia.
Phil wrote: ‘Very sadly each of my wonderful mother and father died on Friday.
‘As a household we’re all attempting to carry onto the very fact Mum and Dad went collectively and that neither will ever need to mourn the lack of the opposite one. Which is a blessing in itself.
‘Although they have been each on extraordinarily good kind within the days earlier than (therefore the sudden thought to exit to lunch),
‘Mums Parkinson’s and Dads Dementia had been worsening and the long run future was set to be a problem.
‘So a lot in order that Mum stated to me solely per week in the past that she had resigned to pondering ‘now it seems like we are going to most likely go collectively’. And so that they did.
‘That was what God had deliberate for them – and it was plan.
TV star Phil paid tribute to his ‘wonderful mother and father’ in a submit on Instagram on August 20, the place he revealed the couple had been going out for lunch on the time of their accident
He additionally shared that Anne had Parkinson’s and Richard had been identified with dementia
Phil has spoken up to now about his love of the place he grew up and being the son of a farmer (Pictured: Littlebourne)
‘The automobile, going very slowly, toppled over a bridge on the farm drive, the wrong way up into the river.
‘There have been no bodily accidents and I very a lot doubt they might have even fought it – they might have held fingers underneath the water and quietly slipped away.
‘Their carer was within the automobile and managed to climb out of a again window so the alarm was raised fairly rapidly.
‘As many farmers do – my brother had a penknife and so was capable of reduce the seat belts – he pulled them out of the river however they by no means regained consciousness.
‘Although desperately unhappy and shocked past all perception – all household are clear that if there can ever be such a factor as having a “good end” – this was it.’
Phil added: ‘It feels horrendous proper now, however after nearly 60 years of marriage – to die collectively on the farm they so liked will, I do know, be a consolation sooner or later.
‘Mum and Dad are collectively which is exactly the place they might have needed to be.’