A driver lost control of a car and mounted a pavement before colliding with a carer, an inquest opening heard.
Julie Shaw, 45, was making a home visit in Crofton when a Ford Fiesta struck her on Santingley Lane at around 5pm on Sunday, September 1. Mrs Shaw, of Newlaithes Crescent, Normanton, was pronounced dead at the scene.
At an inquest opening in Wakefield, coroner David Hinchliff said a passenger had stated the vehicle was travelling at “60 to 70 miles per hour” at the time.
He added: “The driver has lost control of the car and mounted the whole of the offside pavement and collided with a pedestrian, who was Mrs Shaw.
“Her death was confirmed at the scene.”
Mr Hinchliff adjourned the inquest pending the outcome of further investigations.
* An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and remains on police bail pending further inquiries.