Man who died after unattended car rolled into him in hospital car park named

Man who died after unattended car rolled into him in hospital car park named

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Simon Meechan

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Man who died after unattended car rolled into him in hospital car park named

The man who died in the St Mark’s Hospital car park on Monday has been named as Frederick Morton.

Mr Morton, 79, from Bracknell, was killed after an unattended Vauxhall Zafira rolled into him in the St Mark's Hospital's car park at 9.30am on Monday morning.

The pensioner, who used a wheel chair, was trapped by the car. Fire crews, police and ambulance staff all rushed to the hospital in St Mark's Road.

The Thames and Chiltern Air Ambulance was spotted landing in Oaken Grove Park.

Firefighters rescued Mr Morton from under the car and helped paramedics attend to him.

Sadly Mr Morton died in the car park.

Thames Valley Police confirmed that the car belongs to another visitor. The car's owner, who police have not named, has not been arrested.

Road traffic police are investigating the death, while officers are preparing a file for Berkshire Coroner Peter Bedford.

Mr Bedford said: "I've authorised a post mortem examination and I'm waiting for the results."

He added that it is 'likely' he will open an inquest into Mr Morton's death.

Berkshire Healthcare - the NHS trust which runs St Mark's - said it has offered counselling to any staff who witnessed the man's death.

A spokesman added: "We are supporting the investigation and would urge any witnesses to contact the police."

Mr Morton's next of kin have been informed.

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