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A young woman with a history of mental health problems died after being hit by a car while she was sat in the middle of the road, an inquest heard.

Antonia St Louis, 27, suffered 'unsurvivable injuries' after the crash in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, in the early hours of 28 November 2020.

An inquest at South Manchester Coroner's Court heard Miss St Louis and a friend were walking along Manchester Road, near Snipe Retail Park, before walking onto the carriageway.

They stopped in the middle of the three lanes, with CCTV footage showing Miss St Louis, a beautician, sitting on the floor.

Antonia St Louis, 27, suffered 'unsurvivable injuries' after the crash in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, in the early hours of 28 November 2020. An inquest at South Manchester Coroner's Court heard Miss St Louis and a friend were walking along Manchester Road, near Snipe Retail Park, before walking onto the carriageway

Antonia St Louis, 27, suffered 'unsurvivable injuries' after the crash in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, in the early hours of 28 November 2020. An inquest at South Manchester Coroner's Court heard Miss St Louis and a friend were walking along Manchester Road, near Snipe Retail Park, before walking onto the carriageway

They stopped in the middle of the three lanes, with CCTV footage showing Miss St Louis, a beautician, sitting on the floor. She was hit by a Volkswagen Golf being driven by Andrew Copeland at around 3:40am

 They stopped in the middle of the three lanes, with CCTV footage showing Miss St Louis, a beautician, sitting on the floor. She was hit by a Volkswagen Golf being driven by Andrew Copeland at around 3:40am

She was hit by a Volkswagen Golf being driven by Andrew Copeland at around 3:40am. 

No charges were brought against Mr Copeland, who stayed on the unlit road to assist police.

Miss St Louis died at the scene, the inquest heard. 

Pathologist Dr Charles Wilson said alcohol and cocaine were found in Miss St Louis' system.

Forensic collision reconstruction officer PC Paul Terry told the court Mr Copeland was travelling at around 40mph at the point of collision, and, due to the dark conditions at the time, did not have enough time to react.

Dr Wilson said the fractures and internal injuries sustained led to Miss St Louis dying 'quickly'. 

He gave her medical cause of death as 'chest injuries'.

The court heard from a number of mental health professionals regarding issues around Miss St Louis' mental health in 2020.

Coroner Adrian Farrow and Miss St Louis' family raised concerns over some aspects of her care, including her discharge from a mental health ward to a home-based team at the end of September.

Her subsequent discharge from that arrangement was also explored as there was a delayed transfer of care to the Tameside Community Mental Health Team.

No charges were brought against Mr Copeland, who stayed on the unlit road to assist police. Miss St Louis died at the scene, the inquest heard

No charges were brought against Mr Copeland, who stayed on the unlit road to assist police. Miss St Louis died at the scene, the inquest heard

Forensic collision reconstruction officer PC Paul Terry told the court Mr Copeland was travelling at around 40mph at the point of collision, and, due to the dark conditions at the time, did not have enough time to react

Forensic collision reconstruction officer PC Paul Terry told the court Mr Copeland was travelling at around 40mph at the point of collision, and, due to the dark conditions at the time, did not have enough time to react

Pathologist Dr Charles Wilson said alcohol and cocaine were found in Miss St Louis' system

Pathologist Dr Charles Wilson said alcohol and cocaine were found in Miss St Louis' system

Concerns were raised around a delay in appointing a care coordinator to stay in contact with Miss St Louis.

Mr Farrow said he believed a referral should have been made to a drug and alcohol service, which was mentioned in notes from various clinicians, but never actioned.

In September 2020, Miss St Louis was sectioned, the inquest heard. 

She was in this care for more than a week as her mental health improved.

She was discharged from the Medlock Ward of Trafford General Hospital's Moorside Unit on September 28 to a home-based treatment team.

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