An inquest was held into the deaths of Ann and Paul Goodrich from Church Crookham
A driver has relived the horror of a Christmas Day car crash which killed his parents.
Darren Goodrich was driving on a country road near Hook when his car smashed into a tree killing his parents Ann and Paul Goodrich.
Mr Goodrich said at an inquest on Wednesday, September 26 that everything had appeared fine the morning of Christmas Day 2012 as the family headed to his sister Hannah's house to spend the day with her and her family, including her young son Daniel.
"Mum had just washed her hair and dad came out of the shower when I arrived to pick them up," the 29-year-old from Farnborough said.
But his silver Volkswager Golf went off the road after they started their journey.
Police were called to the accident at 10.05am when a member of the public reported that a car had gone off the road and collided with trees on the B3349 Odiham Road at Heckfield Heath.
Witnesses described the crash as 'horrific,' 'like a bomb had gone off' and the car as a 'mangled' wreckage.
Mrs Goodrich, aged 57 and her husband aged 56, from Church Crookham, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr Goodrich was taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital with back and rib injuries. He remained in hospital for several weeks.
Coroner Andrew Bradley recorded a verdict of accidental death at the inquest at Alton Magistrates’ Court.
A family statement at the time of the accident described the couple, who used to live in Aldershot, as “much loved parents” who would be “greatly missed”.
For more on this story, see next week's News and Mail, out on Thursday October 3.