A MAN whowas hit by a car while crossing the A127 died from multiple injuries.

Leonard Lowe, known locally as Lucky, was killed as he crossed the dual carriageway on the westbound carriageway at Wickford, near the junction to Hovefields Avenue, just before 10pm on Sunday.

The 30-year-old was struck by a silver Seat Ibiza. The 47- year-old male driver, from Southend, was taken to Basildon Hospital with minor facial injuries and shock.

Mr Lowe, who lived on Hovefields travellers site, was declared dead at the scene.

In an inquest into his death yesterday, coroner’s officer Narder Beeson said: “This 30- year-old man was struck by a car while attempting to cross the London-bound carriageway of the A127. A postmortem examination was carried out and the provisional cause of death is multiple injuries.”