Accrington man dies after banging head in icy doorstep slip

Blackburn Citizen: ACCIDENT SCENE Worsley Street, Accrington, near the scene where Mr Hurst slipped on his doorstep and died ACCIDENT SCENE Worsley Street, Accrington, near the scene where Mr Hurst slipped on his doorstep and died

A 54-YEAR-OLD man died after he slipped on ice and banged his head on a doorstep.

James Hurst, known as Jimmy, had spent a night at the Swan Hotel in Abbey Street, Accrington, before taking a taxi home to Worsley Street.

After being dropped off in Manchester Road late on Saturday night, Mr Hurst, who lived alone after the death of his mother, made his way down Worsley Street, but slipped just doors away from his home. His body was not found until 8am the next day.

Heath Vickery, 34, who lives next door to the house where Mr Hurst fell said: “We opened the curtains to find he had slipped and saw a body just lying there.

“His head had hit directly on the step.

“My wife Lisa saw him first and we were worried, so I went out and spoke to the police officer who was there.

“I would see Mr Hurst knocking about, but not to speak to.”

Mr Hurst’s nextdoor neighbour Paul Shaw said he was a ‘chatty’ man who was always pleasant.

The 25-year-old said: “I spoke to him when we were cleaning the car.

“His mum passed away about four weeks ago, so he lived alone.

“He was a nice chatty man, nice to talk to, and it is realy sad what has happened. It is really slippy along this street.” DI Mark Vaughton said: “It is a very tragic incident that involved a man slipping on ice.

“A 54-year-old man who was a resident in Worsely Street was found at 8am on Sunday after falling and banging his head.

“He had been out drinking at the Swan Hotel before getting into a taxi and being dropped off on Manchester Road during the early hours of the morning.

“He was then walking down towards his home, where we believe he has slipped and fallen on the ice and banged his head on the doorstep of a property.”

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10:26am Tue 22 Jan 13

Info-warrior says...

R.I.P.Jimmy.
R.I.P.Jimmy. Info-warrior

1:52pm Tue 22 Jan 13

The World Is Yours says...

Very sad to hear indeed, RIP.
Very sad to hear indeed, RIP. The World Is Yours

2:07pm Tue 22 Jan 13

mikebuk says...

Why do we always have to hear about who used to speak to him and when and what he used to say and all this rubbish when people die. The fact is you probably never bothered to get to know him so in the majority of cases all this sympathy is pretty hollow.
Why do we always have to hear about who used to speak to him and when and what he used to say and all this rubbish when people die. The fact is you probably never bothered to get to know him so in the majority of cases all this sympathy is pretty hollow. mikebuk

3:39pm Tue 22 Jan 13

GIBUCK says...

mikebuk wrote:
Why do we always have to hear about who used to speak to him and when and what he used to say and all this rubbish when people die. The fact is you probably never bothered to get to know him so in the majority of cases all this sympathy is pretty hollow.
What a pexck..........show some respect ifpeoplewant to say things about this poor man at this sad time for his family so be it instead of putting utter rubbish like this on.His family may find comfort in statements made by others knxobhead
[quote][p][bold]mikebuk[/bold] wrote: Why do we always have to hear about who used to speak to him and when and what he used to say and all this rubbish when people die. The fact is you probably never bothered to get to know him so in the majority of cases all this sympathy is pretty hollow.[/p][/quote]What a pexck..........show some respect ifpeoplewant to say things about this poor man at this sad time for his family so be it instead of putting utter rubbish like this on.His family may find comfort in statements made by others knxobhead GIBUCK

4:55pm Tue 22 Jan 13

mys says...

GIBUCK wrote:
mikebuk wrote:
Why do we always have to hear about who used to speak to him and when and what he used to say and all this rubbish when people die. The fact is you probably never bothered to get to know him so in the majority of cases all this sympathy is pretty hollow.
What a pexck..........show some respect ifpeoplewant to say things about this poor man at this sad time for his family so be it instead of putting utter rubbish like this on.His family may find comfort in statements made by others knxobhead
Well said, you always get one that has to be judgemental of others, these people are being kind by saying nice things about a man that not only just lost his mum but tragically lost his own life,keep your nasty comments to yourself GIBUCK you disrespectfully knob...
[quote][p][bold]GIBUCK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikebuk[/bold] wrote: Why do we always have to hear about who used to speak to him and when and what he used to say and all this rubbish when people die. The fact is you probably never bothered to get to know him so in the majority of cases all this sympathy is pretty hollow.[/p][/quote]What a pexck..........show some respect ifpeoplewant to say things about this poor man at this sad time for his family so be it instead of putting utter rubbish like this on.His family may find comfort in statements made by others knxobhead[/p][/quote]Well said, you always get one that has to be judgemental of others, these people are being kind by saying nice things about a man that not only just lost his mum but tragically lost his own life,keep your nasty comments to yourself GIBUCK you disrespectfully knob... mys

5:41pm Tue 22 Jan 13

GIBUCK says...

mys wrote:
GIBUCK wrote:
mikebuk wrote:
Why do we always have to hear about who used to speak to him and when and what he used to say and all this rubbish when people die. The fact is you probably never bothered to get to know him so in the majority of cases all this sympathy is pretty hollow.
What a pexck..........show some respect ifpeoplewant to say things about this poor man at this sad time for his family so be it instead of putting utter rubbish like this on.His family may find comfort in statements made by others knxobhead
Well said, you always get one that has to be judgemental of others, these people are being kind by saying nice things about a man that not only just lost his mum but tragically lost his own life,keep your nasty comments to yourself GIBUCK you disrespectfully knob...
Excuse me mys.................
it was me that said he was a pexck it should have have read prxck but in haste and temper I got it wrong...............
hes the knob
[quote][p][bold]mys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GIBUCK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikebuk[/bold] wrote: Why do we always have to hear about who used to speak to him and when and what he used to say and all this rubbish when people die. The fact is you probably never bothered to get to know him so in the majority of cases all this sympathy is pretty hollow.[/p][/quote]What a pexck..........show some respect ifpeoplewant to say things about this poor man at this sad time for his family so be it instead of putting utter rubbish like this on.His family may find comfort in statements made by others knxobhead[/p][/quote]Well said, you always get one that has to be judgemental of others, these people are being kind by saying nice things about a man that not only just lost his mum but tragically lost his own life,keep your nasty comments to yourself GIBUCK you disrespectfully knob...[/p][/quote]Excuse me mys................. it was me that said he was a pexck it should have have read prxck but in haste and temper I got it wrong............... hes the knob GIBUCK

5:52pm Tue 22 Jan 13

GIBUCK says...

mys wrote:
GIBUCK wrote:
mikebuk wrote:
Why do we always have to hear about who used to speak to him and when and what he used to say and all this rubbish when people die. The fact is you probably never bothered to get to know him so in the majority of cases all this sympathy is pretty hollow.
What a pexck..........show some respect ifpeoplewant to say things about this poor man at this sad time for his family so be it instead of putting utter rubbish like this on.His family may find comfort in statements made by others knxobhead
Well said, you always get one that has to be judgemental of others, these people are being kind by saying nice things about a man that not only just lost his mum but tragically lost his own life,keep your nasty comments to yourself GIBUCK you disrespectfully knob...
Apologies it was mikebuck with the nasty and disrespectful comments not mys............sorry
[quote][p][bold]mys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GIBUCK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikebuk[/bold] wrote: Why do we always have to hear about who used to speak to him and when and what he used to say and all this rubbish when people die. The fact is you probably never bothered to get to know him so in the majority of cases all this sympathy is pretty hollow.[/p][/quote]What a pexck..........show some respect ifpeoplewant to say things about this poor man at this sad time for his family so be it instead of putting utter rubbish like this on.His family may find comfort in statements made by others knxobhead[/p][/quote]Well said, you always get one that has to be judgemental of others, these people are being kind by saying nice things about a man that not only just lost his mum but tragically lost his own life,keep your nasty comments to yourself GIBUCK you disrespectfully knob...[/p][/quote]Apologies it was mikebuck with the nasty and disrespectful comments not mys............sorry GIBUCK

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