Retired farm worker dies from car accident injuries nearly 60 years after incident

Norfolk's senior coroner Jacqueline Lake. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Norfolk's senior coroner Jacqueline Lake. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: Archant Norfolk

A former farm worker died from injuries he received from a car accident nearly 60 years ago.

Ivan Coleby, 81, of Elderton Lane in Antingham, near North Walsham, died on March 4 after being admitted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

During today's inquest opening at Norwich's Carrow House, senior coroner Jacqueline Lake said Mr Coleby was in a road traffic collision in 1960 and had died as a result of his injuries.

His cause of death was large bowel pseudo-obstruction, immobility and low blood potassium levels, known as hypokalemia.

Mr Coleby also suffered with quadriplegia - paralysis caused by illness or injury that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso - due to a car accident fracture.


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A full inquest into his death is due to take place at noon on July 4 at Carrow House on King Street.

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