Inquest opens on mobility scooter death

The Oxford Times: Oxfordshire Coroner's Court Oxfordshire Coroner's Court

AN INQUEST into the death of an OAP who collided with a reversing car while driving his mobility scooter opened yesterday.

Richard Woolford, a retired mechanic of Evans Lane, Kidlington, died on March 9 at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital.

The 73-year-old was involved in a collision with a white car reversing from its driveway in Oxford Road, Kidlington, on March 4.

It could not be determined if he died as a result of the collision or a medical episode, Oxfordshire corOner Darren Salter said.

Mr Salter said: “He was on his mobility scooter when it came into contact with a car reversing from its driveway.

“At this stage it is unknown if he had a medical episode or if he was hit by the car. He left the scene conscious and breathing and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital where he later died from suspected bleeding from the brain. It is unknown if the bleeding was prior to the collision.”

The inquest was adjourned to a date to be set.

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