Debris caused crash which led to death of Grimoldby man
A SCOOTER rider died after colliding with metal in the road on his way to a Grimsby bingo hall, an inquest heard.
Lorne Edwin Kendall, 43, of St Edith's Gate, in Grimoldby, near Louth, was rescued from a water-filled dyke on the B1200 at Saltfleetby on July 31 last year, an inquest at Spilsby heard.
But due to underlying medical problems from a young age, including three kidney transplants, he died in Hull Royal Infirmary, on August 13.
Recording a verdict of accidental death, the deputy coroner for Lincolnshire Dick Marshall said: "The chain of events that led to his death started with the accident on July 31.
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"It was the accident which was the start of the events, coupled with the very difficult medical history which is the reason he died."
He said Mr Kendall suffered from an infection in hospital.
The inquest heard Mr Kendall underwent regular dialysis at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby.
He was taken to the Grimsby hospital after his scooter lost control after striking the metal debris on the B1200 at around 4.30pm.
It was later discovered it was a 2ft-long jockey wheel used to attach caravans and trailers. It was never traced where it had come from.
But when he was hauled out of the dyke by passerby Linda Palmer, Mr Kendall said he had struck the metal which was lying in the middle of the road.
Mrs Palmer, a nurse, told how he was conscious but complained of an ankle injury.
Pauline Kendall told the inquest her son was comfortable in hospital in Hull when she visited on August 2. But his health deteriorated due to an infection.
An operation was scheduled for August 13, but Mr Kendall suffered a heard attack, the inquest was told.
Mrs Kendall said: "He was a very independent young man. He had a lot of friends."
After the inquest Lincolnshire Police family liaison officer PC Godfrey Barlow said on behalf of Mr Kendall's family: "The family is devastated at the loss of Lorne. They thanked everyone who helped him, especially Mrs Palmer and William Grasham for their help and support.
"Lorne was well-respected and widely known in the community in which he lived."