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Child ‘accidentally kills mum by pressing switch jamming her neck in closing window of family BMW’

Mother is accidentally killed by her two-year-old daughter after she closed BMW window by pressing button while being lifted out of car in Belarus

  • Yulia Sharko, 21, tried to take daughter out of car through front seat window
  • Child pressed automatic switch – closing window and killing mother
  • Husband Artur freed her but she died eight days later from brain damage at Brest regional hospital, south-west Belarus

A young mother died on her 21st birthday after getting her neck wedged in the closing window of her family’s BMW.

Yulia Sharko was trying to pull her two year old daughter from the vehicle through the half open front seat window.

At this moment, the child pressed the automatic switch closing it – which garrotted her mother, say reports citing law enforcement.

Her husband Artur found the mother-of-two unconscious soon after the freak accident.

Yulia Sharko (pictured with husband Artur and one of their daughters) was killed in a freak accident when her neck was caught in the closing window of her family's BMW

Yulia Sharko (pictured with husband Artur and one of their daughters) was killed in a freak accident when her neck was caught in the closing window of her family’s BMW

He broke the jammed window to release her, and pulled her ‘lifeless body’ from the car in the village of Staroe Selo.

The distraught man then called emergency services and she was rushed to hospital.

Yulia, from Žabinka, died eight days after the tragic accident having suffered asphyxia leading to brain damage.

It is believed Yulia had been returning home from celebrating her 21st birthday when the incident occurred

It is believed Yulia had been returning home from celebrating her 21st birthday when the incident occurred

Husband Artur found the mother-of-two unconscious, and called emergency services who rushed her to hospital. She died eight days after the tragic accident

Husband Artur found the mother-of-two unconscious, and called emergency services who rushed her to hospital. She died eight days after the tragic accident

‘Her brain suffered irreversibly due to clamped arteries,’ said a local report.

She did not recover consciousness after the incident, which happened on the day she was celebrating her 21st birthday with friends.

Dmitry Ivanyuk, of the Belarus Investigative Committee, said: ‘The young woman was with her family at a friend’s house in the village of Staroe Selo.

‘On 31 August around 4.30pm her husband found her unconscious, with her neck jammed by the window of the front left door of their family car.’

Yulia Sharko with husband Artur

Her younger child, Arianna

The investigative committee is examining the circumstances of the young woman’s death. She is survived by husband Artur and children Margarita and Arianna

She died at the Brest regoinal hospital after suffering brain damage caused by asphyxiation. Dmitry Ivanyuk, of the Belarus Investigative Committee, said: 'The young woman was with her family at a friend's house in the village of Staroe Selo

She died at the Brest regoinal hospital after suffering brain damage caused by asphyxiation. Dmitry Ivanyuk, of the Belarus Investigative Committee, said: ‘The young woman was with her family at a friend’s house in the village of Staroe Selo

The tragic mother was taken to Brest regional hospital ‘in a grave condition with signs of mechanical asphyxia and traumas’, he said.

The investigative committee is examining the circumstances of the young woman’s death.

The car was reported to be a BMW E34.

The couple had two children, Margarita and Arianna.

 

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