UPDATE WEDNESDAY 11.30AM: No arrests or charges '˜at this stage' after fatal bus collision in Spalding

No arrest or charges have been brought in relation to the death of an elderly man who was hit by a bus in Spalding, police have confirmed today.

Tuesday, 30th August 2016, 3:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st August 2016, 12:46 pm
The scene where a 93-year-old was hit by a bus in Winfrey Avenue, Spalding, and subsequently died in hospital of his injuries a week later.

A 93-year-old man died in hospital on August Bank Holiday Monday after suffering head injuries when he was hit by a single-decker bus by Spalding Bus Station last Tuesday morning.

South Lincolnshire Coroner’s Office are now waiting for details of the victim, believed to be from the Spalding area, to be sent to them by coroners in Nottingham after the man died at Queen’s Medical Centre in the city.

Once this has been done, a formal inquest will be opened and then adjourned for further evidence of the collision to be obtained.

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A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “Sadly, the 93 year-old local man involved in this collision died in hospital on August Bank Holiday Monday.

“I can confirm that nobody has been arrested or charged with any offences in relation to this incident.

“However, fatal collision investigations are very lengthy and complex so we would never be able to say at such an early stage that no action will be taken against any individual.

“As the casualty died at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, arrangements have to be made to transfer the coronial proceedings from Nottinghamshire to Lincolnshire.”

UPDATE TUESDAY: Elderly pedestrian, 93, dies after bus collision in Spalding

A 93-year-old man who was hit by a bus next to a Spalding sports ground a week ago has died, police have confirmed today.

The victim, who has yet to be named but believed to be from the Spalding area, was hit by a single-decker bus while walking along Winfrey Avenue, near Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field, just after 10.20am on Tuesday.

After paramedics treated him at the scene for head injuries, the man was airlifted to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, where he died yesterday (August Bank Hoilday Monday).

The bus involved had come from Market Deeping into Spalding and operated by Shaw’s Coaches of Maxey, near Market Deeping.