A young woman was run over by two taxis and killed in front of her boyfriend as she lay on the road following an argument.
Megan Hoskins, 20, was heard to shout at soldier Mark Hughes: ‘just watch… the next car that comes’, an inquest into her death heard.
As Mr Hughes tried to tend to her, a black Hackney cab ran over Megan’s body closely followed by a Skoda Octavia minicab which tried to brake but came to rest with her trapped underneath.
The care assistant who was described as ‘bubbly’ and ‘intelligent’ died of multiple fatal injuries less than two hours later in July last year
Megan, from Wigan, Greater Manchester, was spending the weekend with Hughes, also 20, whilst he was on home leave from duty in Afghanistan.
The couple drank heavily and Megan also took some cocaine with friends before their group travelled to the Newtown Working Men’s Club in Wigan.
Trouble began when Hughes became angry over a man trying to dance with Megan.
They left at around midnight and continued the argument on the way home.
Eye witness Amy Howarth who was having a cigarette from her bedroom window said she heard raised voices and saw a young couple in the road below.
‘When they reached my house the male crossed the road and at this point the female ran on to the road and passed him to get in front.
‘She was in the road in the path of cars then shouted “watch now, the next car that comes”. She carried on walking in the road.’
Mr Hughes was initially arrested on suspicion of Megan’s manslaughter but no action was taken against him.
‘Ours was a loving relationship and she was my best friend,’ he said.
Recording an open verdict, coroner Rachael Griffin said Megan either fell or lay down deliberately on the road.
‘The only person who can tell me why she was on the floor is Megan and sadly she is not here to tell me that,’ Ms Griffin added.