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Inquest adjourned on fatal Great Wratting car crash

Robert Grocott
Robert Grocott

A Haverhill man died when his vehicle crossed into the path of an oncoming car, a coroner has said.

Robert Grocott, 56, of Hudson Close, Haverhill, was declared dead at the scene of the collision on the A143 at Great Wratting on May 7.

Today (June 6) assistant Suffolk coroner Yvonne Blake formally opened the inquest at Bury St Edmunds.

The inquest heard that Mr Grocott had been travelling towards Haverhill when he ‘drifted across’ into the path of oncoming traffic, resulting in a collision with a car.

Mr Grocott was killed and a passenger, his son, remains in hospital with serious injuries, said Mrs Blake.

The driver and a passenger in the other vehicle both sustained serious leg injuries.

A post mortem examination concluded that Mr Grocott died of multiple injuries as a result of being involved in a road traffic accident.

Ms Blake adjourned the inquest until August to allow enquiries into the collision to be completed.

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