Schoolgirl dies after accident in school gym

Key words: fatal accidents to child, pommel horse, PE lesson

injuries: Fatal accident

A 12-year-old schoolgirl died after catching her foot on a pommel horse and falling during a PE lesson.

The school’s pastoral care supervisor administered CPR on her whilst the paramedics were called.

Teachers and pupils in the school gym rushed to help her but she died in hospital a week later from a hyper-extension injury to the neck.

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Posted: December 31, 2013 at 9:00 am