Inquest opens into death of Stephen Lamprell who struck by a Tesco lorry near Downham Market

The stretch of the A1122, between Bexwell and Crimplesham, where the crash happened. Picture: Chris

The stretch of the A1122, between Bexwell and Crimplesham, where the crash happened. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

An inquest has opened into the death of a well-known community figure who was struck by a Tesco lorry.

Stephen Lamprell died following the collision on the A1122 between Bexwell and Crimplesham on June 26 this year.

The 64-year-old of Market Lane, Crimplesham, near Downham Market, suffered a severe head injury.

An inquest opening held in Norwich on Tuesday heard how the heavy goods vehicle 'collided' with Mr Lamprell in the road.

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His medical cause of death was given as a severe head injury due to a road traffic collision.


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Neighbours described Mr Lamprell as someone who regularly went out on long walks and was recognisable by his white walking stick.

Paying tribute last month, neighbour Ray Manning, said: 'He was more of a friend than a neighbour, we were shocked when we found out what happened. He was a lovely old boy, you couldn't hate him.'

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The full inquest is due to take place on January 3 next year.

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