Blind Annesley man’s death was ‘accidental’

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The death of a blind pedestrian who was hit by a motorcyclist, has been ruled as accidental.

Heimn Karim Kakarash (41) of Moseley Road, Annesley, suffered as serious brain injury following the collision on 24th July last year.

Scene on Kingsway after motorcycle accident.

Scene on Kingsway after motorcycle accident.

Notts assistant coroner Jane Gillespie recorded a verdict of accidental death during an inquest this week.

Mr Kakarash had been walking to the shop to get gas and electricity top-ups when he stepped out onto the road at Kingsway in Kirkby and was hit by the Yamaha.

The rider, who was not named at the inquest, estimated he had been travelling between 25 and 30mph.

Mr Kakarash was carried by the bike along the carriageway.

The rider gave a negative breath test, and there had been no concerns by witnesses over his riding.

Mr Kakarash suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Assistant coroner Jane Gillespie said she had no idea why he stepped out in to the road, but suspects it may have been because of his poor eyesight.

Originally from the Kurdistan region of Iraq, he moved to Britain in 2000.

Suffering from congenital glaucoma he was registered blind, with only partial vision in one eye, but he was a keen walker.

His partner, Elaine Geddes paid tribute to him after his death, saying he was a ‘likeable and well-known man’.

The pair, who had met in 2003, would have celebrated their ten-year anniversary the week he died.