Driver of truck that hit and killed pensioner is 'in a very distressed state' according to boss

The driver of the truck that knocked down and killed a pensioner in Heckmondwike yesterday is in a very distressed state, according to his boss. An 81-year-old male pedestrian suffered serious head injuries when he was struck by a 24/7 Concrete lorry at around 3.45pm. He was transported to Leeds General Infirmary by ambulance but died of his injuries.

The driver of the truck volunteered to be interviewed by West Yorkshire Police and no arrests have been made in relation to the accident. Johnny Hunt, operations manager for 24/7 Concrete, said: “It’s very sad news and our thoughts are with the family involved.

The scene on Market Place in Heckmondwike after a pensioner was hit by a truck

“We are obviously involved with all the emergency services helping them to find out what went wrong. “Our driver is in a very distressed state as well.

He has volunteered to be interviewed and is not under arrest or anything. “But yes, primarily our thoughts are with the family affected.” The 24/7 Concrete truck involved in the crash was spotted on Mallard Place soon after the accident.

It was recovered from there by police.

Driver of truck that hit and killed pensioner is 'in a very distressed state' according to bossPolice recover the truck involved in the crash from Mallard Close in Heckmondwike

Enquiries are ongoing but there is no suggestion the accident was a hit and run.

Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact the non-emergency number 101 quoting log reference 1007 of 08/01.

Likewise, we would ask anyone with dash-cam footage or CCTV from the area during this time to get in touch.

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