A YOUNG Hampshire mum died after being hit by a car while standing still in the middle of the A36 with her arms outstretched, an inquest heard.

Mum-of-three Kayleigh Quinn died instantly when a Volkswagen Golf collided with her near West Wellow at 11.15pm on September 24 last year.

An inquest heard how a postmortem found that the 27-year-old had three times the legal driving limit of alcohol in her blood at the time, as well as prescription drugs and amphetamines.

Hampshire coroner Grahame Short was told how Ms Quinn, of Park Road, Fordingbridge, had been asked to leave the Red Rover pub beside the A36 that night after a three-hour drinking session.

Recalling the crash, driver of the car Khadir Miah said: “I saw something in front of me in a star shape.

I tried to avoid it.”

But a police investigation concluded it would have been almost impossible for the 45-year-old restaurant worker to have missed Ms Quinn, who had previously been diagnosed as suffering from a borderline personality disorder.

Mr Short recorded a narrative verdict that Miss Quinn died after a collision with a car.