Man died after being run over whereas asleep on stranger’s driveway

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Henry Rafferty died in a tragic accident in Hartlepool Credit: Evening Gazette

Henry Rafferty’s household have been left in ‘unbearable pain’ because the 22-year-old’s dying (Image: Night Gazette)

A person died after he laid down on a stranger’s driveway after a boozy evening out and was run over, an inquest has heard.

Henry Rafferty was returning house on August 26 final yr when he stopped on the drive in Hartlepool.

The next morning, the house owner acquired in his automobile and ran the 22-year-old over.

After getting out of the automobile together with his spouse, the couple made the devastating discovery that Henry was underneath the automobile.

Henry’s dad, Colin Rafferty, stated the entire household has been left in ‘unbearable pain’ because the accident.

He stated: ‘We can’t imagine it’s occurred. All of us cry on daily basis. It’s simply so dangerous, the ache is insufferable.

‘There were hundreds of people at his funeral. There are hundreds who love him so dearly.’

A submit mortem discovered the younger transport supervisor died on account of torso accidents.

A toxicology report additionally discovered he had alcohol in his system to the equal of round 3 times the drink drive restrict.

Flowers left at scene of an incident on Elwick Road where Henry Rafferty died (26/8/2022) Credit: Evening Gazette

Flowers left on the drive the place Henry Rafferty died (Image: Night Gazette)

Cleveland Police discovered there have been no suspicious circumstances and assistant coroner Karin Welsh described Henry’s dying as a ‘tragic accident’.

‘He had been out socialising. It looks as if he was making his way back home,’ stated Ms Welsh.

‘For some motive, whether or not he had fallen or lay down, he was on the driveway of a property in Elwick Highway, Hartlepool.

‘It was a driveway that led to the rear of a property. It appears that it was not well lit. On this particular evening it appears the gentleman was returning home. He stopped and turned onto the driveway.’

Ms Welsh added: ‘He had all of his life ahead of him and sadly that has been taken away. It’s a heartbreaking reminder to all of us of the preciousness of life.’

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