Man found lying in Dudmoor Farm Road, Christchurch dies after 10-day fight for life

Bournemouth Echo: Romanian who 'fell from moving pick-up truck' in Christchurch dies after 10-day fight for life Romanian who 'fell from moving pick-up truck' in Christchurch dies after 10-day fight for life

A ROMANIAN who was found lying in a road in Christchurch last month with severe head injuries has died.

The man, in his 40s, was taken to the neurological department at Southampton General Hospital after he was found in Dudmoor Farm Road, near the junction with Fairmile Road, at around 12pm on March 31.

He died in hospital yesterday after a ten day fight for life.

On Monday, Dorset Police liaised with the Romanian Consulate to identify the man, and his next of kin have been informed of his death.

A spokesman said: “Dorset Police are investigating the circumstances of this death.

“We believe he either jumped or fell from a moving, silver Toyota Hilux pick-up. Officers have spoken to the driver and enquiries are continuing.

“We are appealing for witnesses, anyone who may have seen this vehicle in the area prior to the incident.

“There will be a post mortem in due course. No one has been arrested.”

The victim of the incident, originally thought to be a fail-to-stop collision, was carrying no identification when he was discovered, leading to confusion over his identity.

The force is still appealing for witnesses who may have seen anything in the area of Dudmoor Farm Road or Marsh Lane to contact them in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 31:145, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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8:15pm Wed 9 Apr 14

fuhamfc12 says...

Very sad, rip
Very sad, rip fuhamfc12
  • Score: 13

9:00am Thu 10 Apr 14

Marty Caine UKIP says...

Isn't it illegal to travel as a pasenger in the back of a pickup truck?
Isn't it illegal to travel as a pasenger in the back of a pickup truck? Marty Caine UKIP
  • Score: -2

9:09am Thu 10 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

Marty Caine UKIP wrote:
Isn't it illegal to travel as a pasenger in the back of a pickup truck?
Its also illegal to push someone from a moving pick up truck but looks like this case is slightly different and nothing will happen to the driver for some strange reason
[quote][p][bold]Marty Caine UKIP[/bold] wrote: Isn't it illegal to travel as a pasenger in the back of a pickup truck?[/p][/quote]Its also illegal to push someone from a moving pick up truck but looks like this case is slightly different and nothing will happen to the driver for some strange reason hooplaa
  • Score: 9

1:12pm Thu 10 Apr 14

KitKatPuss says...

How about just saying RIP to this poor guy rather than picking hairs about legality!
How about just saying RIP to this poor guy rather than picking hairs about legality! KitKatPuss
  • Score: -7

4:52pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Marty Caine UKIP says...

KitKatPuss wrote:
How about just saying RIP to this poor guy rather than picking hairs about legality!
I was curious as to what the law is and I don't think he will mind me asking the question, obviously you do but considering the seat belt laws I would have thought it was illegal and would rather raise people's awareness of that rather than being in a position where I may have to say RIP to someone I actually know, because as the police have stated that no one was arrested it can imply it is legal.

Funny how I already have -3 just because I asked a concerned question.
[quote][p][bold]KitKatPuss[/bold] wrote: How about just saying RIP to this poor guy rather than picking hairs about legality![/p][/quote]I was curious as to what the law is and I don't think he will mind me asking the question, obviously you do but considering the seat belt laws I would have thought it was illegal and would rather raise people's awareness of that rather than being in a position where I may have to say RIP to someone I actually know, because as the police have stated that no one was arrested it can imply it is legal. Funny how I already have -3 just because I asked a concerned question. Marty Caine UKIP
  • Score: 4

5:18pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

He should have stayed in Romania then it would never have happened.
He should have stayed in Romania then it would never have happened. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -5

5:58pm Thu 10 Apr 14

stevobath says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
He should have stayed in Romania then it would never have happened.
Bordering on Daily Fail mentality....
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: He should have stayed in Romania then it would never have happened.[/p][/quote]Bordering on Daily Fail mentality.... stevobath
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