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Shauna McDonagh was a pregnant newlywed and her husband were killed in an 89mph police chase after cops wrongly thought they were samurai sword robbers, an inquest heard today.
Patrick McDonagh 19 and his pregnant wife Shauna died when their silver Renault Mégane has driven the wrong way near Acton in West London in February 2019.
She was 18 years old.
Shauna McDonagh Killed in Car Crash
Their car smashed head-on into a coach and burst into flames, the inquest heard.
Shauna was eight months pregnant with their unborn daughter Sienna Marie, who was due to be born on Valentine’s Day that year.
They were suspected of having been involved in an armed robbery in which samurai swords were used, the hearing was told.
It was later revealed the couple were not connected to the crime.
Shauna and Patrick, from Edgware, North London, were pronounced dead at the scene while a man who was also in the car was taken to hospital.
A jury at West London Coroner’s Court heard how police first followed the car after it drove through a red light.
They switched on their blue lights and pulled it over but, as an officer approached the car, it sped off.
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As cops followed the vehicle they saw items being “thrown out of the window,” the inquest heard.
Officers were told by the police control room that the vehicle may be linked with an aggravated burglary in the Harrow area in which thugs used samurai swords.
The Mégane sped through several more red lights before driving on to the A40 where it hit speeds of up to 89mph despite a temporary speed limit of 40mph.
Later in the chase, the Mégane went the wrong way on the busy A-road at Gypsy Corner in Acton.
Police, in three cars, we’re told to end the chase because it had become too dangerous.
But around one minute later, cops on the ground were told by officers in a helicopter that there had been a “big impact.”
They rushed to the scene to see the car in flames on the central reservation.
The inquest heard how Michael was seen stumbling from the front passenger side door with a cut on his forehead.
After officers saw he had no weapons, he was given first aid before an ambulance arrived.
They found Shauna lying on the back seat with her head hanging out of the window.
An officer who tried to give her first aid found she had no pulse.