A TOTLAND solicitor has died after a horror fall down the stairs at home.

Sara Streeter, a 46-year-old mum to two boys, died just hours after the fall on Saturday, March 30.

Her family — husband David and sons Luke, 16, and Morgan, 14 — were in bed at the time, in the early hours, when she toppled down a flight of 15 stairs.

The family heard a thudding noise and came running, finding Sara unconscious at the bottom of the stairs.

Luke called the ambulance and an emergency responder attended within minutes — before Luke had finished his phone call. An ambulance soon followed.

A scan of Sara's brain injury was sent to Southampton General but tragically it was declared non-survivable and no surgical intervention was recommended. She never regained consciousness.

Her wider family, including mum Margaret Chettle, stepfather Jim Chettle, and brother Mark Hopkins and his family, were all able to gather around Sara's bedside.

She died later that day.

Sara ran RJR Solicitors' Freshwater office and had worked for the firm for several years.

She loved socialising with family and friends, and gardening.

Her husband David said: "Sara will be very missed. We just can't believe how it just happened so quickly.

"She thought of everybody else before herself, and everyone has been putting that in the cards they have sent us. She was well known for it. She was just very helpful and thoughtful and would do anything for anyone."

Sara's mum, Margaret, said: "She was very kind and always looked after her family so well, and was so full of life."

An inquest into Sara's death was opened on Wednesday, April 3.

The cause of death was an extensive subarachnoid bleed, caused by a traumatic brain injury.

The inquest was adjourned to a date to be fixed.

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