Lincoln mobility scooter rider dies after 'hit-and-run' crash

Jim Dakin Image copyright Family handout
Image caption Jim Dakin was riding a mobility scooter when it was struck by a vehicle

A suspected hit-and-run driver who struck and fatally injured an 82-year-old mobility scooter rider in a cycle lane is being hunted by police.

Jim Dakin was thrown from his mobility scooter when it sustained what police described as a "glancing blow" from a passing vehicle in Lincoln last Friday.

He suffered serious injuries and died in hospital on Tuesday.

The driver did not stop at the scene of the accident, which happened on Newark Road at about 11:50 BST.

Mr Dakin, of Swallowbeck Avenue, was struck between the junctions with Tritton Road and Doncaster Road as he travelled towards Lincoln city centre.

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Image caption Jim Dakin's mobility scooter was struck in a cycle lane on Newark Road

Insp Simon Heads, from Lincolnshire Police, said: "I know Mr Dakin spoke to a cyclist at the junction of Tritton Road and Newark Road and I would ask that cyclist to contact us as a witness.

"I would also ask fleet managers or vehicle maintenance staff to report any suspicious or unexplained damage to the vehicles, including trailers, they are involved with."

He also appealed for anyone who might have footage of any part of Newark Road between 11:30 and 12:15 BST, such as from a dashboard camera, to contact police.

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