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Essex traffic and travel: Teenager who died in Bicknacre crash named for the first time


An adolescent who died in a head-on collision after veering onto the mistaken facet of the street has been named for the first time.

Shrae Patel, 18, was driving his silver Ford Fiesta on Main Road in Bicknacre, Essex, in the route of South Woodham Ferrers on April 7 at 5pm, when he collided head-on with a blue Vauxhall Corsa.

Emergency companies rushed to the scene and Mr Patel was rushed to hospital with ‘life-changing accidents’.

But sadly, regardless of the finest efforts of paramedics and docs, Mr Patel died two days afterward April 9 because of his accidents.

The inquest into Mr Patel’s dying opened at present (April 23) at Essex Coroners Court in Chelmsford.

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The courtroom heard that ‘for causes unknown’, Mr Patel had veered onto the reverse facet of the street earlier than colliding with the Vauxhall Corsa.

He was conveyed to The Royal London Hospital however he sadly handed away on April 9.

Dr Bali, a hospital physician from the Royal London Hospital, supplied the reason for dying as a hypoxic mind damage and bilateral inner carotid artery dissection. A put up mortem examination has not been carried out.

Inquests don’t examine each single dying that occurs, however will hear unexplained or suspicious deaths of people. They will hear from witnesses from organisations, well being companies, in addition to officers and police who investigated the incidents.

The regulation says that the coroner should open an inquest right into a dying if there’s a cheap trigger to suspect that the dying was attributable to something apart from pure causes.

An inquest is a restricted fact-finding inquiry to ascertain:

  • Who died;
  • When they died;
  • Where they died;
  • How they died; and
  • Information wanted by the Registrar of Deaths so the dying might be registered.

There is a proper courtroom setting and all should stand when the coroner enters and leaves the courtroom.

It may be very a lot in the public curiosity to have an efficient inquest system, because it safeguards the authorized rights of the deceased’s household and different individuals. It highlights classes to be realized and advances in medical information.

Many households additionally discover it helps to have the likelihood to ask inquiries to witnesses, and at the finish of the course of, know that they’ve the full and correct info about their beloved one’s dying.

Essex Police are at present investigating the collision, although not as a matter for prosecution.

At the time of the crash, an Essex Police spokesperson stated: “A silver Fiesta was being pushed from Bicknacre in the direction of South Woodham Ferrers when it was in collision with an oncoming Corsa. Ambulance and fireplace brigade additionally attended.

“The teenage driver of the silver Fiesta has been taken to a London hospital with life-threatening accidents.

“The driver of the Corsa – a person in his 80s – has been taken to hospital for evaluation.”

Mr Patel’s full inquest has been adjourned to September 14, 2021.