Horncastle man was ‘crushed’ under HGV wheels, inquest hears

Emergency crews at the scene of the accident in the Bull Ring, Horncastle EMN-151102-131543001
Emergency crews at the scene of the accident in the Bull Ring, Horncastle EMN-151102-131543001

A Horncastle man has died after being crushed under the wheels of a HGV in the town centre, an inquest heard.

Steven Vamplew (55) of Prospect Street, died after the incident in the Bull Ring at lunch time on February 11.

Emergency vehicles rushed to the scene but Mr Vamplew - a well known figure in the town - died soon after arrival after being air-lifted to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

According to reports, he suffered chest and spine injuries.

Central Lincolnshire corner Stuart Fisher ruled Mr Vamplew died as a result of a road traffic accident.

*Mr Vamplew was employed by the Horncastle News at the time of the accident and staff express their sympathy to his family.