Chesterfield man died following tragic incident, inquest hears

A man died following a tragic accident, an inquest has heard.

Friday, 3rd September 2021, 4:39 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd September 2021, 4:40 pm

Timothy Edworthy, of Sutton Crescent, Inkersall, died at Chesterfield Royal Hospital in March – three days after he hit his head on the pavement.

The 67-year-old’s inquest was held at Chesterfield Coroner’s Court on Friday.

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The inquest was held at Chesterfield Coroner's Court, which is located inside the town hall.

Peter Nieto, area coroner, said: “Mr Edworthy died in hospital on March 25 of aspiration pneumonia caused by the effects of a head and brain injury sustained when he hit his head on the pavement three days previously.

“Mr Edworthy struck his head when he fell when his partner accidentally reversed their car towards him while he was checking a faulty brake light.”

Mr Nieto concluded that Mr Edworthy died as a result of an accident.

Mr Edworthy was a retired endoscopy assistant.

An inquest is a public hearing to answer an important set of questions: who the deceased was; when and where they died; the medical cause of their death; and how they came by their death.

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