An eyewitness has told of the horrifying moment a car crashed in Doncaster killing two teenage brothers.
Thomas Isle, aged 18, and his 13-year-old brother Ashley were travelling in a red Seat Ibiza when it crashed into two lamp posts in Dunsville High Street.
An inquest today heard how Thomas, who was driving, had been overtaking other vehicles at ‘speed and erratically’ at up to 70mph in the lead up to the smash which claimed both of their lives.
Doncaster Coroners’ Court heard that the siblings had left their home in Harris Road, Armthorpe, to pick up a takeaway from Hatfield on the evening of Saturday, November 7, last year.
Eyewitness Dean Fielding was driving behind the Isle brothers’ car and described the horrifying moment of the crash.
The 44-year-old said: “He tried to overtake a car in front, lost the back end, hit a grass verge and caused the car to roll. It was quite a shock.”
A number of motorists stopped by the roadside and called emergency services. Thomas died at the scene and Ashley passed away two days later in Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
A post mortem concluded they both died from multiple injuries. The report added Thomas did not have any alcohol or drugs in his system.
PC Jarrod Barton, crash scene investigator, said the vehicle had hit a grass verge, two lamp posts and rolled over.
He said the speedometer was frozen on impact at 66mph but added this was “probably an underestimation of the vehicle speed.” Other eyewitnesses estimated the speed at about 70mph.
PC Barton said no other vehicles were involved and concluded: “The incident was caused by the driver’s speed and manner of driving.”
In a statement, the brothers’ father Mark Isle said: “Thomas was a fantastic son who was very close to his brother.”
He added he had always seen him as a “competent and safe driver.”
Assistant Doncaster Coroner Mark Beresford said the driving had been “at speed and erratic” and recorded a conclusion that the deaths arose as a result of a road traffic collision.