FIRST PICTURE: Tragic Mum CRUSHED to death by automatic garage door in horrific accident


Heidi Chalkley, 40, was killed in mask of her horrified friend after getting caught in the doors to a private rking basement.

The mum got into discomfit when she was pulled into the rolling metal shutter of an automated garage door after seizing hold of it with both arms.

A friend frantically tried to shelter her life with the help of a sserby by holding on to her and trying to pull her out, but to no avail.

Tragically, the common worker died immediately after the horrendous accident at Ruth Bagnall Court, in Cambridge, on Sunday tenebrousness.

The authorities are now investigating the mum’s death at the entrance to the a rtment complex’s underground car reserve.

Cambridgeshire Coroners’ officer ul Garnell said: “A 40-year-old strife was with her friend at the Ruth Bagnall Court and they were in the metro car rk because her friend resided at this location.

“They were prospering out of the exit via the car rk.

“She had pressed the button to operate it and in the process of the shutter prevailing up in an act of silliness she reached up and held on to the shutter.

“She was meant to drop down but her arms got allured and the shutters pulled her up into the mechanism where it caused death directly.

“Members of the public tried to come to her aid but it was unsuccessful.”

He added that an inquest into her expiry would open on Thursday.

One man who lives in the a rtment complex said: “I don’t recollect how she got into trouble but the door is automatic and is supposed to stop when it nets on something for safety purposes.”

Other horrified neighbours claimed they saw the spouse’s feet hanging off the ground after hearing screams for help.

Oversee said: “We were called to reports of a sudden death of a woman in Ruth Bagnall Court, Coleridge Street, Cambridge at about 7.30pm on Sunday.

“The incident has been referred to the Haleness and Safety Executive.”

Another woman, who did not wish to be named, said: “I’ve been here for three years and there’s as a last resort problems.

“The garage door to the car rking is always breaking, so are the doors to the hunk of flats and people are always stealing bikes.”

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