Inquest into death of Surrey cyclist finds drain grate fitted wrong way

Ralph Brazier died after hitting a pothole surrounding a drain cover fitted the wrong way, an inquest into his death hears

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The inquest into the death of a cyclist in Surrey has heard that the pothole he struck included a drain cover fitted the wrong way around, with the openings parallel with his path of travel.

Surrey County Council had inspected the road defect on February 25, just days before Brazer's incident on March 1. The 52-year-old Twickenham and Dittons Velo cycling clubs member was out cycling in the evening on Weybridge Road, Weybridge, when he hit the pothole, falling off his bike and sustaining fatal injuries.

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