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Jack Southey died from injuries suffered in road crash as he walked back from shops in Bradwell, inquest heard

Jack Southey. Picture: Supplied by Norfolk police

Jack Southey. Picture: Supplied by Norfolk police

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An inquest opened this morning into the death of 22-year-old Jack Southey from Bradwell.

Mr Southey, of Burgh Road, died on March 24 after he suffered a traumatic head injury during a road accident.

Opening the inquest in Norwich, area coroner Yvonne Blake described how Mr Southey had been with his father at the time. The pair had been walking back from their local shops but as his father turned to crossed the road, he saw his son “flying backwards through the air”.

He had been involved in a crash with black Vauxhall Corsa, which took place where Burgh Road meets Market Road on the way to Burgh Castle.

Ms Blake said that Mr Southey went into cardiac arrest several times.

“Despite the efforts from hospital staff, he could not be saved.”

His family paid tribute to their “comical little lad”.

My Southey died about two hours after the accident at the James Paget Hospital.

A pre-inquest review has been set for the morning of June 30 at Norfolk Coroners Court.


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