Hit and run inquest opens

Police activity on Lennox Drive, Lupset. (d25071103)
Police activity on Lennox Drive, Lupset. (d25071103)

AN inquest into the death of a retired teacher who was left for dead after being hit by a car on a quiet road opened this week.

Peter Lambert, 68, was killed after being mowed down on Lennox Drive, Lupset Park, on Saturday afternoon, July 23.

Red pick up truck wanted in connection with the fatal hit and run of Peter Lambert on Lennox Drive, Lupset Park

Red pick up truck wanted in connection with the fatal hit and run of Peter Lambert on Lennox Drive, Lupset Park

Coroner’s officer Jayne Melrose told the hearing that Mr Lambert, of Cleveland Grove, had visited a nearby shop on Horbury Road shortly before he was struck by a pick-up truck.

She said: “Mr Lambert had been returning home on foot from the BP garage

“At 14.45pm a witness discovered Mr Lambert lying injured on the ground.”

He was taken to Pinderfields Hospital suffering from serious head injuries.

Mr Lambert was transferred to the neurological unit at Leeds General Infirmary but later died on Sunday, July 24.

Coroner David Hinchliff adjourned the inquest pending further investigations.

Last month detectives revealed the driver of the red Nissan Navara 4x4 truck believed to have hit Mr Lambert may have fled to Huddersfield.

It was spotted leaving the scene and turning on to Horbury Road.

Later that afternoon it was seen on Wakefield Road, in the Almondbury area of Hudderfield.

Mr Lambert, who was born in Bradford, was the deputy headteacher of Snapethorpe Primary School, on St George’s Road, Lupset, before he retired.

A 26-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident remains on police bail pending further inquiries.

Anyone with information should contact Det Insp Steve Snow on 01924 334640.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.