May 22, 2018 2.51 pm This story is over 66 months old

Woman’s death in Sleaford NOT linked to puddle splash

Standing water ‘in no way’ contributed to her death

A coroner has confirmed that a woman who collapsed on the pavement in Sleaford died of natural causes, despite previous claims a splash of water from the road had caused fatal injuries.

As reported previously, Hilda Moore, 95, was injured at the roadside when she was walking along Mareham Lane, Sleaford on Friday, April 27.

Family members said at the time she had suffered head injuries sustained after cars splashed her with a wall of water.

Lincolnshire Police have now completed their enquiries along with HM Coroner, concluding that Hilda Moore died of natural causes.

The force said in a statement: “The investigation identified at least two motorists had driven through standing water on the road adjacent to where Mrs Moore was.

“This in no way contributed to the death of Hilda Moore. Those motorists have received advice and no further action will be taken.

“LCC Highways are aware of the ongoing issues of engineering and maintenance for standing water along Mareham Lane and will be undertaking remedial works commencing May 28.

“We are grateful for those witnesses who contacted us and helped with our enquiry.”