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
Copyright Archant Norfolk 2016
A carer who was walking along the A47 died from severe head injuries after being hit by a lorry, an inquest heard.
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.