Riddle of A14 fatal accident
A PROPERTY developer who went out one morning to buy breakfast ended up crashing into the back of a lorry on the A14 – more than 40 miles from his home. Dominic Daly, 37, left his house in Main Street, Wymondham on the morning of July 2 but never returned
A PROPERTY developer who went out one morning to buy breakfast ended up crashing into the back of a lorry on the A14 - more than 40 miles from his home.
Dominic Daly, 37, left his house in Main Street, Wymondham on the morning of July 2 but never returned.
An inquest held in Huntingdon last Thursday was told Mr Daly had crashed into the rear of a lorry on the A14 at Alconbury at 8.30am.
His Saab burst into flames and other motorists tried to tackle the blaze.
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A post-mortem examination showed he had died of brain injuries caused by the collision. The lorry driver was uninjured.
Collision investigator Pc John Blood told the inquest there had been no signs of the car braking or trying to avoid the lorry. He said Mr Daly had not been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
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Mr Daly's partner, Susan Martorano, said he might have taken off his seatbelt to get his cigarettes out of his pocket.
She said: "Dominic was like me ... he would often go for a drive to clear his head.
"There is no way he drove into the back of a lorry on purpose because he is not a selfish person."
In recording an open verdict, coroner David Morris, said: "I really cannot say exactly why Mr Daly drove into the back of the lorry unless it was loss of concentration.
"I do not believe he deliberately took his own life. This was purely and simply an accident.