Man hit by motorbike suffered multi-organ failure and head trauma

By Jordan Reynolds | Tipton | News | Published:

A man who was hit by a motorbike was taken off life support after suffering from multi-organ failure and head trauma, an inquest heard.

Lee Flukes, inset, died six weeks after being hit by a motorbike in Tipton. Main photo: SnapperSK

Lee Flukes, from Watt Road in Tipton, was hit by a motorcyclist while crossing the road with his wife Lindsey on the A461 Horseley Heath, in Great Bridge, at 9.30pm on September 26.

The 40-year-old was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he remained for six weeks for treatment, a coroner was told.

An MRI scan took place on November 8 before the life support was withdrawn by the hospital, with the van driver passing away on November 9.

Mr Fluke's wife and the motorcycle driver were both discharged from hospital.

Area coroner Joanne Lees, at the Black Country Coroner's Court, adjourned the inquest because of an ongoing police investigation.

A pre-inquest hearing will take place on January 24 at 11.30am.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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