Clinically susceptible lady, 62, who shielded for eight months was killed on her first journey out was struck by a lorry as she untangled her facemask, inquest hears
- Sarah Lewis, 62, was on her first journey out having spent eight months locked down
- CCTV footage confirmed her strolling out behind a reversing truck in Weymouth
- Her inquest heard that she was ‘in a world of her personal’ whereas crossing the street
- The coroner dominated Ms Lewis died of a number of accidents after being hit by the truck
A lady who had been shielding at house on account of Covid-19 was struck by a lorry throughout her first journey out in a number of months had been untangling her facemask on the time of the incident, her inquest was advised.
Sarah Lewis, 62, from Weymouth, Dorset was caught and killed on November 16, 2020 throughout her first journey out in public since getting into lockdown in March.
Her inquest heard that CCTV footage confirmed Ms Lewis strolling out behind a reversing HGV which struck and killed her.
Sarah Lewis, 62, died after she was struck by a reversing truck in Weymouth, Dorset in November 2020
Her inquest heard that the truck was compelled to reverse as a result of parked vehicles have been blocking its method. CCTV footage of the tragedy confirmed Ms Lewis fidgeting with a face masks in her purse whereas crossing the street. She walked out behind the reversing truck
The inquest heard that firefighters have been capable of rescue Ms Lewis from beneath the truck however sadly she died on the scene
Shocked onlookers warned the driving force and tried to consolation Ms Lewis till the arrival of emergency employees.
In response to the Dorset Echo, Ms Lewis was ready for a taxi when she determined to cross the street. She was distracted by her face masks which was tangled in her purse as she stepped onto the street.
The coroner advised the inquest Ms Lewis was ‘utterly unaware of the lorry’s presence’.
The inquest heard that firefighters have been capable of rescue Ms Lewis from beneath the truck however sadly she died on the scene.
The truck driver, Karl Stanton mentioned he was compelled to reverse as a result of there have been too many vehicles parked on the street.
He mentioned earlier than starting his manoeuvre he switched off the radio. He mentioned he checked his mirror and the street round him and didn’t spot Ms Lewis.
Eyewitnesses mentioned the lorry’s lights have been flashing and so they might hear the loud bleep warning the car was reversing.
The inquest heard Ms Lewis walked right into a blindspot immediately behind the truck.
Forensic collision investigator PC Kelvin Edge mentioned the truck driver had only a few choices due to the variety of vehicles parked on the street. He mentioned he would have carried out the identical reversing manoeuvre. He mentioned Ms Lewis walked immediately behind the truck because it was reversing and was within the driver’s blind spot. He mentioned the CCTV footage confirmed Ms Lewis was solely conscious of the truck when it was too late to react.
PC Leanne Steedman mentioned footage of the incident confirmed Ms Lewis seemed to be ‘in a world of her personal’ and was making an attempt to untangle her face masks.
Dorset assistant coroner Debbie Rookes mentioned there was nothing to counsel Ms Lewis had supposed to take her personal lie.
She dominated that Ms Lewis died from a number of accidents sustained from a street visitors collision.
The inquest heard that the native council has since painted yellow strains on the street to stop hazardous parking.
The coroner additionally wrote to the Transport Secretary to contemplate making it obligatory to suit reversing cameras to HGVs to stop related incidents in future.