Man killed just days before 66th birthday following crash on A47 at Scarning, inquest opening hears

Norfolk Coroner's Court in Norwich. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norfolk Coroner's Court in Norwich. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2012

A man was killed just days before his 66th birthday when he pulled out into the path of a lorry on the A47, an inquest heard.

John Carpenter, 65, of Bluebell Close, Scarning, died near the junction of Grange Road to the West of Dereham on Friday, May 5.

An inquest opened into his death today at Norwich Coroner's Court.

It heard how Mr Carpenter had been turning out of Grange Road onto the A47 at Scarning when the accident took place.

A spokesman for the coroner's office said: 'He pulled [out] into the path of a lorry that was travelling Dereham-bound along the A47.

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'The car has then skidded and rolled onto its roof.'

The medical cause of death was given as multiple injuries as a result of a road traffic collision.

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A coroner's office spokesman said there will be an inquest review on August 30, followed by a full hearing on October 18 at 10am.

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