A 91-YEAR-OLD woman from the New Forest died after a fall at her home, an inquest heard.

Peggy Dick, from Brockenhurst, had just come back from a day out with one of her daughters and fell in her hallway into a small table.

Her daughter, Sue Hopper, said: “Mum gave a shout and I heard a crash as she fell into a table.”

Mrs Dick complained of severe pain in her back but did not lose consciousness.

An ambulance was called and the paramedics confirmed that several ribs had been broken, and Mrs Dick was taken to hospital for an X-ray.

On the March 28, her family felt that Mrs Dick may have suffered a mini stroke, the following day she was experiencing hallucinations and on March 30 Mrs Dick appeared confused and her speech was slurred.

Mrs Dick died at Southampton General Hospital on April 2.

The consultant pathologist Dr Norman Carr said that Mrs Dick died from pneumonia, due to rib fractures caused by a fall.

The senior coroner Mr Grahame Short said Mrs Dick, a widow, died due to an accident.