Pensioner killed on A31 named as inquest hears cause of death is "unascertained"

Pensioner killed on A31 named as inquest hears cause of death is

Pensioner killed on A31 named as inquest hears cause of death is "unascertained"

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INVESTIGATIONS into the death of a campervan driver who died following a collision on the A31 in Wimborne are continuing, an inquest has heard.

This morning the inquest into the death of 67-year-old Richard Granville Cooke was opened and adjourned by Dorset Coroner Sheriff Payne.

Mr Payne heard the pensioner, who lived in Fareham, Hampshire, was driving along the road when the campervan collided with a yellow tipper truck.

Coroner's officer Allan Young told the court: “At approximately 10.14am on Thursday, July 24, Dorset Police control room was informed of a serious two vehicle road traffic collision which had occurred on the A31 Wimborne just outside the Esso Wimborne Service Station.

“A Fiat motorhome was travelling east along the A31 when it collided with a yellow Daf Tipper Truck which was travelling West.”

After carrying out a post-mortem on Mr Granville Cooke's body, Dr David Parham, consultant pathologist at Royal Bournemouth Hospital, recorded the provisional cause of his death as unascertained pending further tests.

Mr Young said Dorset Police is carrying out further investigations on behalf of the coroner.

The inquest was adjourned until November.

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6:07pm Thu 31 Jul 14

biffa78 says...

RIP......" SIR" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RIP......" SIR" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! biffa78
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6:59pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Secada83 says...

I travel past there many days of the week I'm surprised more have not died there the petrol station needs proper slip roads so people can't cross if front of on coming traffic but in this case CCTV will answer all questions I'm sure, RIP to the driver of the camper you work your whole life retire and that happens not a fair ending.
I travel past there many days of the week I'm surprised more have not died there the petrol station needs proper slip roads so people can't cross if front of on coming traffic but in this case CCTV will answer all questions I'm sure, RIP to the driver of the camper you work your whole life retire and that happens not a fair ending. Secada83
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10:21pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

Im no expert but i would say the cause of death was hitting a truck head on on a fast moving road.
Im no expert but i would say the cause of death was hitting a truck head on on a fast moving road. Chief-Wiggum
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9:14am Fri 1 Aug 14

iseestupidpeople says...

Chief-Wiggum wrote:
Im no expert but i would say the cause of death was hitting a truck head on on a fast moving road.
Or maybe a head attack before he hit it? There could be many things that killed him prior to him hitting the truck which could be why he veered into it's path. Let's leave it to them to investigate eh? You certainly are no expert!
[quote][p][bold]Chief-Wiggum[/bold] wrote: Im no expert but i would say the cause of death was hitting a truck head on on a fast moving road.[/p][/quote]Or maybe a head attack before he hit it? There could be many things that killed him prior to him hitting the truck which could be why he veered into it's path. Let's leave it to them to investigate eh? You certainly are no expert! iseestupidpeople
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