A SCHOOL kitchen porter who accidentally crushed a mother between two cars gave three contradictory statements after her death.

Melvin Owusu- Ansah, who held a provisional drivers licence, reversed a van into Caixia Sun on November 5, 2015 after a school bonfire night at Sunningdale School, Ascot.

Mr Owusu- Ansah's boss at the time, Darren Appleby, said that he never instructed him to drive the van despite statements claiming that did. 

A previous statement from Mr Owusu- Ansah read: "I was instructed by my boss to get in and move the van. He has asked me to do this on other occasions." 

Differing statements however claim that he was "asked to move the van" and that he "told his boss [he] was parking the van", to which Mr Appleby said "okay". 

Mr Appleby, who was head chef at the time told the inquest at Reading Town hall that: "The van sped away really quickly and [he] tried to flag him down and say 'oi, come back' but he continued to go and park the van."

Mrs Sun died from severe head trauma and was declared dead at the scene by South Central Ambulance Service paramedics. 

Mr Owusu- Ansah told the inquest he was 'so sorry' to Mrs Sun's family and admitted to 'unintentionally accelerating' while the vehicle was in reverse.

He said: "I cannot explain how sorry I am to Mrs Sun's family. I am really sorry. I am just so sorry.

"I had tried to park the car in the correct position and it would not go, and then my foot went on to the gas.

"I was going back really fast and it was out of my control. I made a mistake that night and it has affected mine and someone else's life."

The jury inquest will continue until February 9.