Inquest opens after Somercotes man dies at busy roundabout

An inquest has been opened after a Somercotes man died at a busy roundabout.

On November 19, at about 9am on November 19, police received reports that a pedestrian had been involved in a collision with a car on the northbound slip road just off the A38 Watchorn roundabout, near Alfreton.

The pedestrian, an 83-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

His inquest was opened Chesterfield Coroner’s Court, where he was named as Alan Taylor, of Pennytown Court, Somercotes.

Chesterfield Coroner's Court is located at the town hall.

Susan Evans, coroner, said the cause of Mr Taylor’s death was ‘yet to be ascertained’.

She adjourned the inquest and offered her condolences to his loved ones.

Following the tragedy, a Derbyshire Police spokesman said: “His family have been made aware and our thoughts are with them at this time.

“Officers are now appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward – in particular any drivers with dashcam footage that may have captured the incident, or the moments leading up to it.”

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