Crash victim died of pneumonia

AN 82-year-old Ipswich man died of pneumonia one week after being in collision with a passing vehicle in Crown Street, Ipswich.Edward Burrows, of Montgomery Road, was leaving The Cricketers public house at around 10.30pm on Friday August 2 when he was hit by a Mazda car while trying to cross the road.

AN 82-year-old Ipswich man died of pneumonia one week after being in collision with a passing vehicle in Crown Street, Ipswich.

Edward Burrows, of Montgomery Road, was leaving The Cricketers public house at around 10.30pm on Friday August 2 when he was hit by a Mazda car while trying to cross the road.

He was taken to Ipswich Hospital with a broken leg after the accident and died in the hospital on August 9 after suffering from pneumonia.

The male driver of the car was breathalysed at the scene but provided a negative test.

The inquest, held at County Hall, on St Helen's Street, Ipswich, heard that Mr Burrows gave a blood reading of 68 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood. This is below the legal driving limit of 80 milligrammes.

Mr Burrows, who was described as fit and healthy, was said to have been steady on his feet at the time of the incident.

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Closed circuit television cameras showed him waiting for around 30 seconds before stepping into the road.

In recording a verdict of accidental death, Coroner Peter Dean said: "It does appear that it was a very tragic accident and the cause of the death was that accident."

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