Inquest opens into death of five-year-old boy Riley Ferguson

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An inquest into the death of five-year-old Riley Ferguson opened at Milton Keynes Coroner’s Court today.

Riley, of Woodspring Court, Monkston, was playing with another child outside his home when he collided with a car driven by a neighbour last Sunday.

Coroner’s officer Sonia Brooks told the inquest: “At 1.50pm on Sunday afternoon, Riley was playing in the shared driveway of three terraced houses with another child when a neighbour driving a Vauxhall Insignia entered the driveway and unfortunately collided with Riley.

“Unfortunately the brain injury was so devastating there was no chance of recovery.”

Riley was transferred from John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford to a nearby hospice where his treatment was withdrawn.

He died in the early morning of Thursday, June 11.

A post-mortem examination was not necessary, senior coroner Tom Osborne was told.

Cause of death was noted as traumatic brain injury.

The inquest was adjourned on a date to be fixed.

Police stated yesterday that an investigation is ongoing in to the circumstances of the collision.