Police witness appeal over pensioner's fatal fall in Skegness
LINCOLNSHIRE Police are seeking witnesses following the death of a pensioner in Skegness.
Matthew Richard Smedley, 93, was riding his mobility scooter near his home on Castleton Boulevard at approximately 11.15pm on Friday, January 4, when he suffered a fall. He was taken to Boston's Pilgrim Hospital but sadly died the next day.
Although no other vehicles were involved and Mr Smedley's death is not being treated as suspicious, an inquest will be held and, because a mobility scooter is a mechanically propelled vehicle, the circumstances surrounding his death will be investigated in a similar way to a fatal road traffic collision.
Collision Investigator, Nigel Gascoigne, at Witham House, is appealing for any witnesses who may have seen Mr Smedley fall. It is understood that two men came to his assistance shortly after the fall and helped take him back to his home address. Nigel Gascoigne would particularly like those two witnesses to contact him.
Anyone with information should contact the Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855 or Lincolnshire Police on 101.