Carer who died when hit by lorry on the A47 near Norwich is named

Fatal collision on the Great Yarmouth bound carriageway of the A47 near Little Melton, Norwich. Phot

Fatal collision on the Great Yarmouth bound carriageway of the A47 near Little Melton, Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

A carer who was walking along the A47 died from severe head injuries after being hit by a lorry, an inquest heard.

Fatal collision on the Great Yarmouth bound carriageway of the A47 near Little Melton, Norwich. Traf

Fatal collision on the Great Yarmouth bound carriageway of the A47 near Little Melton, Norwich. Trafiic on the A47 west of the B1108 junction. Photo : Steve Adams - Credit: Steve Adams

The body of Nikolaus Paul Stephens, of Gertrude Road, Norwich, was found at around 4.30am on January 14 on the Norwich southern bypass.

It is understood the 41-year-old had just left the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where he was a patient, before he was hit.

An inquest heard how he was walking along the A47, between the B1108 and A11, when he was struck by the vehicle.

A post-mortem report found he died from a severe head injury.

Last month police spoke to the driver of a vehicle believed to be involved in the fatal hit-and-run.

But a police spokesman today said investigations into the incident were still ongoing.

The inquest into his death opened on January 28, but has since been adjourned until July 7.

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