Leiston man died after collapsing and hitting head on curb while intoxicated, inquest hears

Frank Hadley, 59, from Leiston, was rushed to Ipswich Hospital before being trasferred to Addenbrook

Frank Hadley, 59, from Leiston, was rushed to Ipswich Hospital before being trasferred to Addenbrooke's in Cambridge (stock image). Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

A man from Leiston died after collapsing in the street and banging his head on the curb, an inquest has heard.

Frank Hadley, 59, of Old Foundry Place, died on September 2 last year following the fall on August 29.

Assistant coroner Nigel Parsley told the inquest that Mr Hadley has been intoxicated at the time of the accident.

He was rushed to Ipswich Hospital’s accident and emergency department and then to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for brain surgery but died following an operation.

A report from Saxmundham Health GP practice was read during the inquest saying Mr Hadley had previously admitted to drinking two litres of vodka a day.

Mr Parsley said Mr Hadley’s heavy drinking meant his blood did not clot properly.

He said the cause of death was acute subdural haematoma (operated on) and chronic alcohol abuse with coagulopathy.

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He concluded it was an accidental death.

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