Essex

A12 lorry crash driver Gurdip Johal 'died from haemorrhage'

Gurdip Johal Image copyright Family photo
Image caption Lorry driver Gurdip Johal was negotiating a right-hand turn when his vehicle came off a bridge, the inquest heard

A lorry driver whose vehicle came off a bridge and crashed on to a dual carriageway died from a haemorrhage due to multiple injuries, an inquest heard.

Gurdip Johal, 30, from Witham, Essex, was killed in the crash on the A12 just north of the town on 8 February.

The opening of an inquest heard he was negotiating a right-hand turn on Coleman's bridge when "for reasons unknown" he went through the barrier.

Mr Johal's death was not deemed to be suspicious. The hearing was adjourned.

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The dual carriageway was closed for many hours following the crash to allow emergency services to recover the vehicle and its load - an industrial-sized battery.

Mr Johal's sister, Mandip Kaur, previously described him as "the best brother you could ever ask for".

A full inquest will take place on 17 July.

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Image caption The lorry involved in the crash contained an industrial-sized battery
Image copyright Family Photograph
Image caption Gurdip Johal, pictured with his sister Mandip Kaur, died from a haemorrhage due to multiple injuries

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