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

PUBLISHED: 15:37 04 February 2016 | UPDATED: 15:37 04 February 2016

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

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

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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. Trafiic on the A47 west of the B1108 junction. Photo : Steve AdamsFatal 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

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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