Hit-and-run victim in drunken row

A Lithuanian man struck by a car in a hit-and-run had been lying in the road following a drunken argument, an inquest heard yesterday.Father-of-one Evaldas Adomonis died after being run over by what was believed to be a small white saloon car.

A Lithuanian man struck by a car in a hit-and-run had been lying in the road following a drunken argument, an inquest heard yesterday.

Father-of-one Evaldas Adomonis died after being run over by what was believed to be a small white saloon car.

The inquest into his death in Norwich heard although the driver, thought to be Polish, initially stopped, he later drove away without leaving his details, and despite an extensive police investigation has not been traced.

Mr Adomonis had been drinking heavily at a barbeque with his partner Lina Augiulyte and friends at their home in London Lane, Mundford, when a violent argument between the couple broke out.

Witnesses said Mr Adomonis, who had drunk about six cans of strong lager and about six shots of vodka, eventually went outside at about 1am, then they heard a thud.

They rushed to the nearby A1065 and saw Mr Adomonis, 26, in the road having been struck by a car.

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He was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn where he was pronounced dead on April 30 last year.

Daniel Berry, who was driving with friends, said he saw the man in the lane on the other side of the road, but before he had time to warn an oncoming car they had already struck him.

Deputy coroner Jacqueline Lake said she did not believe it was suicide or accidental death and recorded a narrative verdict stating he was in the road following an argument with his partner, having consumed alcohol, and was hit by an unknown car.