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Toddler dies in her sleep on holiday in Portugal hours after slipping on marble floor

Post  candyfloss on Thu 10 Dec 2015, 8:58 am

Toddler died in her sleep after slipping on marble floor and hitting her head while on holiday

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/toddler-died-sleep-after-slipping-6982555


Goodness, the toddler dies and found on blood soaked pillow! She slipped on a marble floor....
For some reason I cannot copy and paste this, can anyone help?

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Re: Terrible accidents

Post  bluebell on Thu 10 Dec 2015, 9:41 am


Toddler died in her sleep after slipping on marble floor and hitting her head while on holiday
19:08, 9 DEC 2015 UPDATED 20:01, 9 DEC 2015
BY MIRROR.CO.UK
Chloe Godding, two, had got straight back up after the fall and went to bed, but her mum Lucy later found her lying face down and unconscious on a blood-soaked pillow
Family/Solent News & Photo AgencyChloe GoddingTragic: Chloe Godding went to bed seemingly fine but died in her sleep
A toddler on a family holiday to Portugal died in her sleep hours after slipping on a marble floor in their holiday apartment, an inquest heard today.

Chloe Godding, two, had got straight back up after the fall and went to bed seemingly okay.

But her mother Lucy, 33, later found the two-year-old lying face down unconscious on a blood-soaked pillow.

The qualified nurse desperately tried to resuscitate her in the living room of the apartment while Chloe's dad Nicolas, 36, rang for an ambulance.

A passing English trainee doctor heard the couple's calls for help and came to their aid and helped with the chest compressions.

By the time she arrived at hospital after a lengthy 30 minute wait for an ambulance her parents were informed Chloe had died.

Mrs Godding told an inquest at Winchester Coroner's Court today how she checked Lucy over after the fall but there was no sign of injury.

She said: "She was straight up at that point.

"She was not red at all, there was no bump or anything.

"I think she would say if she was hurting."

Family/Solent News & Photo AgencyChloe GoddingChloe: The toddler showed no signs of being hurt after the fall
Later that evening, the inquest heard she behaved normally, eating dinner and reading a book before going to bed.

Lucy, from Chandler's Ford, Hampshire, put her daughter to bed and checked on her at around 9pm and found her snoring.

But when she checked on her again at 10.30pm to kiss her children goodnight, she described a smell of faeces coming from Chloe's bed.

She said: "She had never opened her bowels sleeping.

"She was still lying face down but she was looking really uncomfortable.

"Her face was straight down in the pillow.

"My husband sat on the bed and tapped her on the shoulder, and she didn't move.

"He pulled her left shoulder up, her face turned over and I just saw approximately 20cm of blood on her pillow.

"Her eyes were closed but there was blood around her nose, and her lips were blue.

"We both screamed.

"I grabbed her and ran into the living room to begin trying to resuscitate her.

"It all seemed hopeless.

"I picked her up and ran along the corridor screaming at people, saying 'help me please, help me'."

A coroner was today unable to give a definite cause of death for the youngster, who died on May 8 this year in the seaside resort of Albufeira.

A Portuguese pathologist ruled she died from a severe head injury following a blow to the back of the head, but Dr Samantha Holden, who carried out a second autopsy, found little evidence to support this finding.

The blow was also not consistent with the way Chloe fell forwards, Winchester Coroner's Court heard.

Dr Holden said: "My belief is Chloe's death wasn't as a result of any trauma.

"It would be unusual without seeing a skull fracture or severe hemorrhage, which was not described in the initial post mortem report.

"Even after she had fallen she was acting quite normally."

Her autopsy found Chloe showed early signs of bronchopneumonia on her lungs and sepsis, but she couldn't definitely say this caused or led to her death.

SolentLucy and Nicholas Godding arrive at court for the inquest into the death of their 2-year-old Chloe while on a family holiday in Portugal last summerParents: Lucy and Nicholas Godding arrive at court for the inquest into Chloe's death
Senior Coroner Grahame Short, recording an open verdict as her cause of death was unascertained, said: "I do have some difficulty in this case.

"Chloe was an apparently healthy two-year-old girl on holiday with her family.

"She wasn't showing any signs of illness but was a bit tired.

"It appears to me this was an accidental slip of some kind, but precisely what happened is unclear.

"But upon hearing the evidence there is nothing to conclude that Chloe fell backwards and struck the back of her head in the way that seems to have been identified by the first post mortem."

He added: "Chloe Godding died due to an unascertained medical cause at around 5.30pm.

"I cannot think of anything worse than a death of this kind in the family.

"I can only give you my sympathy.

"It's very unfortunate we haven't come to a clear cause at the end of it."

After the inquest, heartbroken mother Lucy paid tribute to Chloe.

She said: "Chloe will always be our beautiful daughter, she was always smiling and a lover of life.

"We are obviously devastated that Chloe is no longer here with us and miss her every minute of every day.

"In such a heartbreaking and life changing tragedy, we try to take comfort in the fact that every day of Chloe's life was a happy one for her.

"She woke up every single day smiling and went to bed each night happy.

"She never had any worries in the world and was totally adored by her whole family.

"If love could have saved Chloe, she would have lived forever."

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Re: Terrible accidents

Post  candyfloss on Thu 10 Dec 2015, 10:03 am

 bluebell.

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Re: Terrible accidents

Post  Dee Coy on Thu 10 Dec 2015, 10:41 am

Incredible parallels. Poor little girl, my heart goes out to her parents.

Could the publication of this story be preparing the way for a similar revelation?

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Re: Terrible accidents

Post  Mimi on Thu 10 Dec 2015, 11:56 am

Agree DeeCoy ..... Incredible parallels indeed

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Re: Terrible accidents

Post  Freedom on Thu 10 Dec 2015, 12:08 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3353124/Toddler-died-hours-slipping-marble-floor.html

It's in the Mail and elsewhere too.

How dreadful for the parents.
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Tragic death whilst playing on a sofa.

Post  Walt on Fri 18 Dec 2015, 2:30 pm

The babe in question was only 16 months old,but it seems as if he got trapped behind a sofa.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3365560/Toddler-died-freak-accident-got-trapped-sofa-wall-neck-playing-older-brother.html
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Twins aged 2 drown in fish pond

Post  Freedom on Mon 14 Mar 2016, 9:47 am

What a tragic story this is.

http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/toddler-twins-killed-in-pond-tragedy-had-already-fought-to-survive-after-being-born-18-weeks-early/ar-AAgJH7o?li=BBoPOOl&ocid=mailsignoutmd
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Re: Terrible accidents

Post  joyce1938 on Mon 14 Mar 2016, 11:27 am

What a terrible tragedy,it seems the parents thought the twins were inside,didnt realize they had gone out.joyce1938
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Lorry driver on phone caused 4 deaths

Post  Freedom on Mon 31 Oct 2016, 12:14 pm

Imagine having to live with this on your conscience.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37823457#"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3733747/Four-people-die-crash-involving-four-cars-four-lorries.html
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Re: Terrible accidents

Post  Andrew on Mon 31 Oct 2016, 1:27 pm

It's truly awful. A whole family being instantly wiped out due to the lorry driver messing about on his phone.

So sad.
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Re: Terrible accidents

Post  Andrew on Mon 31 Oct 2016, 1:34 pm

I just went on the Mirror website and watched the dash cam footage.

Although I wish I didn't. Horrific.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/harrowing-dashcam-footage-shows-lorry-9163236
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Re: Terrible accidents

Post  Freedom on Mon 31 Oct 2016, 2:07 pm

I remember another one in 2009 where a family of six was wiped out in similar circumstances though it was I think due to a momentary lack of concentration from a lorry driver; he wasn't on the phone.

I have never driven a car and don't want to. I couldn't live with myself if I was responsible for something like that.
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Fatal tram accident in Croydon

Post  Freedom on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 11:23 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37919658#"

I'm not sure if I knew there were still trams running anywhere.
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Re: Terrible accidents

Post  unreorganised on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 11:57 am

Trams everywhere!

http://www.thetrams.co.uk/tramsinuk.php
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Re: Terrible accidents

Post  Andrew on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 12:05 pm

I quickly read about this earlier on this morn, but didn't realise there were fatalities. Awful.

I almost got knocked down by a Tram in Manchester a while back. Chatting on my phone walking across a tramline in a noisy city centre wasn't a bright move. Shocked
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Post  chirpyinsect on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 12:05 pm

Freedom wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37919658#"

I'm not sure if I knew there were still trams running anywhere.

Edinburgh has a new tram system, only opened recently.

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Re: Terrible accidents

Post  Andrew on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 4:31 pm

http://news.sky.com/story/five-dead-and-51-hurt-after-croydon-tram-crash-10650875
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Post  unreorganised on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 4:41 pm

Andrew wrote:http://news.sky.com/story/five-dead-and-51-hurt-after-croydon-tram-crash-10650875

A surprise to me that there were even that many people on board at that time of the morning.
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Re: Terrible accidents

Post  bluebell on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 4:57 pm

unreorganised wrote:
Andrew wrote:http://news.sky.com/story/five-dead-and-51-hurt-after-croydon-tram-crash-10650875

A surprise to me that there were even that many people on board at that time of the morning.


Such a bad accident, poor people.
Full of commuters probably on their way to South or West Croydon British Rail mainline stations. Direct to Charing X, Waterloo, Victoria from there. imo

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Re: Terrible accidents

Post  Andrew on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 4:59 pm

unreorganised wrote:
Andrew wrote:http://news.sky.com/story/five-dead-and-51-hurt-after-croydon-tram-crash-10650875

A surprise to me that there were even that many people on board at that time of the morning.

Outskirts of London so they probably run 24 hrs and probably packed regardless of the time of day.

A terrible tragedy.
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Post  Andrew on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 9:06 pm

Sadly 7 have now died.

Apparently it's looking like the driver fell asleep.
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Post  bluebell on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 9:48 pm

Andrew wrote:Sadly 7 have now died.

Apparently it's looking like the driver fell asleep.


Be surprising if he fell asleep, I think there is only a couple of minutes between the stops. Don't trams have 'dead man's pedals/handles' like they have on trains?

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Post  Andrew on Wed 09 Nov 2016, 10:08 pm

bluebell wrote:
Andrew wrote:Sadly 7 have now died.

Apparently it's looking like the driver fell asleep.


Be surprising if he fell asleep, I think there is only a couple of minutes between the stops.   Don't trams have 'dead man's pedals/handles' like they have on trains?

That's what I thought.

I just heard one report mentioning that he fell asleep, but here it suggests a blackout.

Some passengers said the driver of the vehicle, who was arrested afterwards, had blacked out.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/nov/09/croydon-tram-crash-kills-at-least-seven-and-injures-more-than-50
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Re: Terrible accidents

Post  unreorganised on Fri 11 Nov 2016, 9:40 am

Some ghastly details emerging now about the fates of some of those involved. As I said on the Ben Needham thread, a relative was involved in the aftermath of something similar and much of what they related shocked me, and I thought I was unshockable.
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