A MOTHER of two was tragically killed when an unlicensed driver reversed across a car park and pinned her against her own vehicle, an inquest heard.

Caixia Sun, of Sunning Avenue, Ascot, is believed to have been knelt down by her car, "possibly tying her shoe laces" when Melvin Owusu- Ansah, a Sunningdale School worker rammed the van into her.

Mr Owusu-Ansah, who held a provisional licence had been moving the school van, but had the automatic vehicle in 'reverse' instead of 'drive'.

Mrs Sun, 50, suffered severe head trauma from the collision and received CPR from another parent but was declared dead by ambulance crew upon arrival.

A forensic investigator told the hearing at Reading Town Hall that Owusu-Ansah's inexperience on November 5, 2015 may have caused the accident and said "he probably just forgot" he was in reverse. 

Tony Reading, a Thames Valley Police forensic investigator, said: "Although he hit the car, he then continued with his foot on the pedal for some time and pushed the car back.

"Because of the fact that he is a very novice driver he has got it fixed in his mind that what he is doing is right and he has not been able to stop what he is doing and fix his error.

"You can never be 100 per cent but I believe it to be unintended acceleration that is so common among elderly and inexperienced drivers."

A full examination of the car revealed minor defects but none that were significant enough to influence the crash. 

Police attended the scene shortly after the incident and interviewed Mr Owusu-Ansah who was "visibly shocked, subdued and upset."

PC Mark Dunn, of Thames Valley Police roads and policing, said: "Mr Owusu- Ansah told me that he had tried to select park but it had not worked. He put his foot on the gas and the collision occurred.

"He told me he was attempting to park the vehicle at the time and that the head chef had given him permission."

The inquest being heard by senior coroner for Berkshire, Peter Bedford will continue on February 6 where Mr Owusu- Ansah is due to speak.