Fatal fall lorry driver named by police

A LORRY driver who died after falling from a flyover onto a busy carriageway near St Neots has been formally identified by police. Forty-seven-year-old William Siggery of Denford Road, Ringstead, Northamptonshire, suffered multiple injuries after plummet

A LORRY driver who died after falling from a flyover onto a busy carriageway near St Neots has been formally identified by police.

Forty-seven-year-old William Siggery of Denford Road, Ringstead, Northamptonshire, suffered multiple injuries after plummeting onto the A1.

Motorists called police just after 10am on Monday (April 20) after seeing Mr Siggery fall from the A428 flyover near Wyboston Lakes onto the A1 southbound carriageway below.

A spokesman for Bedfordshire police said he had stopped his flatbed lorry on the south side of the flyover and got out. He was then seen climbing onto the back of the lorry and adjusting the straps, which were holding a number of skips in place. He then lost his balance and fell backwards over the edge of the bridge.

An inquest was opened and adjourned in Bedford on Tuesday (April 21).

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors have been working with police to carry out checks at the site.

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A HSE spokesman said: "HSE is working with the police and two inspectors are visiting the site."

The flyover and one lane of the A1 southbound near to the Eaton Socon roundabout were closed until 12.30pm on Monday (April 20).

INFORMATION: Anyone with information is asked to contact Bedfordshire road policing unit on 01234 841212.

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