A MAN jumped out in front of a lorry on the M56 after suffering from depression, an inquest heard.
Karl Alexander Robinson, of Orchard Close, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, died on Monday, October 5, 2009, on the M56 between Dunkirk and junction 15 at Stoak.
The inquest, before Cheshire coroner Nicholas Rheinberg, heard Mr Robinson, 43, had underlying health problems which left him in pain, despite two operations.
He began to get anxious about his health and the fact he was signed off work.
The salesman was worried he might lose his job which caused him to worry about providing financially for his family.
He was on medication for anxiety and depression and was receiving counselling.
The court heard from Mr Robinson’s wife, Karen, who said he seemed to be getting better near the time of his death.
On the day of Mr Robinson’s death she left for work as normal at 5.15am and her husband was asleep.
She said: “He kissed me good night the night before as normal.”
Wayne Hughes, of Bryn Helyg, Flint, was driving the lorry that hit Mr Robinson.
He said: “I noticed a car parked on the hard shoulder with the driver’s door open. There was a male standing behind it with his arms resting on door.
“As I got closer he was facing me but stood behind the door. Then he just came out in front of me.”
Mr Rheinberg said: “Mr Robinson deliberately walked in front of the lorry as a product of his illness. He died of multiple injuries due to the collision.”
The coroner ruled Mr Robinson took his own life while the balance of his mind was disturbed.