Teenager 'fell into path of lorry'

A STOWMARKET teenager fell into the path of a lorry while he was standing on crash barriers on the A14 an inquest heard.Ronnie Alex, of Gipping Place, died on January 16, from severe injuries following the collision on the westbound carriageway of the A14 at Bury St Edmunds, at around 6.30pm.

A STOWMARKET teenager fell into the path of a lorry while he was standing on crash barriers on the A14 an inquest heard.

Ronnie Alex, of Gipping Place, died on January 16, from severe injuries following the collision on the westbound carriageway of the A14 at Bury St Edmunds, at around 6.30pm.

Doctor Peter Dean, coroner, told an inquest at Shire Hall, Bury St Edmunds, that police believe he may have been walking along the crash barrier and fell into the path of an approaching lorry in lane one.

A second vehicle, a Vauxhall Passat, travelling behind the lorry, then also collided with him.


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It was heard how the Saudi Arabian born pupil had recently moved from Bury St Edmunds to Stowmarket.

He was described by teachers as a very bright, excellent student and there were no indications of any problems at home or school.

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It was heard that on the day of his death, he completed a science exam and after meeting a friend at the library in Bury St Edmunds, he said he was getting the train home.

Doctor Dean said: “I have no doubt that given the nature of the injuries received, that his death was instantaneous.

“It appears he was walking along the verge of the A14 and police believe he fell from the barrier.

“My sympathies go to all those close to him who lost him in such sad circumstances.”

A verdict of accidental death was given.

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