Thursday 17th December 1992 Whitby Rd, Portmere 12:57
It was an unfortunate set of circumstances. It was raining heavily; visibility was poor. My Dad had just been on a course on informed consent. He had been having a collaborative discussion about the risks and benefits of treatment with almost every patient this morning so he was running really late. Mr Parry wanted to get his treatment before the chemist shut for lunch. He dashed across the road without looking properly. The lorry driver braked but the lorry skidded on the wet tarmac. There was a terrible bang. Mr Parry was pronounced dead at the scene by the ambulance men.