Man involved in fatal Lincoln scooter collision named

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The man who died after a car collided with his mobility scooter on Newark Road in Lincoln has been named as 82-year-old Jim Dakin.

Jim, of Swallowbeck Avenue in Lincoln, sadly died in Nottingham Queens Medical Centre on Tuesday, October 21, after a passing vehicle knocked him off his scooter from a cycle lane.

Jim had been driving his scooter towards Lincoln city centre between Tritton Road and Doddington Road, at about 11.50am on Friday, October 17, when the incident occurred.

The vehicle involved did not stop and is yet to be traced.

As previously reported, Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses, drivers or passengers involved in the collision and anyone who stopped to help Mr Dakin to come forward.

Inspector Simon Heads leads the Serious Collision Investigation Unit. He said: “I am appealing for the driver or any other occupants, of the vehicle that struck the mobility scooter, to come forward.

“I know Mr Dakin spoke to a cyclist at the junction of Tritton Road and Newark Road and I would ask that cyclist to contact us as a witness.

“I would also ask fleet managers or vehicle maintenance staff to report any suspicious or unexplained damage to the vehicles, including trailers, they are involved with.

“I would also appeal for anyone who might have footage of any part of Newark Road between 11:30 am and 12:15pm from a dashboard camera (dash-cam) or any other camera system to get in touch.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call Lincolnshire police via the 101 non-emergency number quoting incident number 194 of October 17.

Alternatively they can call our Collision Witness Hotline on 01522 558855.

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