AN INQUEST has been opened into the death of a 100-year-old woman who died after being hit in a supermarket car park.

Joan Roskilly, who lived at Homeowan House, in Station Road, Thorpe Bay, died at the scene of the crash outside Asda, Shoebury, on Tuesday, November 29.

The great-great grandmother, who had battled cancer, a kidney transplant and survived four heart attacks, had celebrated her landmark birthday just months earlier.

Chelmsford Coroner’s Court heard yesterday how Mrs Roskilly died from leg and pelvic injuries, according to a post-mortem which was carried out at Southend Hospital.

She was dragged underneath a vehicle.

Senior coroner Caroline Beasley-Murray said: “A stationary car moved forward and hit a bollard and Mrs Roskilly.

“She died that day.”

The inquest was adjourned until Friday, March 10, for a forensic collision investigation report to be completed.