AN INVESTIGATION is under way at a Chester hospital after a man earlier admitted as a patient was killed on the road outside.
A spokesman for the Countess of Chester Hospital Trust has confirmed ‘enquiries are taking place’ following the death of Robert William Vasey, 23, of no fixed abode, who was struck by a truck in Liverpool Road last month.
The Chronicle understands Mr Vasey had been reported missing when he turned up at the hospital of his own accord before leaving.
It is understood he then rang for an ambulance to pick him up and he was again admitted to the Countess but became agitated only to leave once again, and soon after was involved in the fatal collision.
In a statement, Mr Vasey’s mum Wendy, from Little Sutton, brother Greg and the rest of his family paid tribute to a ‘very friendly’ man.
It read: “Rob was a beautiful bonnie baby, who grew into a warm-hearted, fun-loving boy. Rob enjoyed playing football and was told at the age of nine he had a definite talent.
“He was very good at art, taking after his grandad. Rob had a great love of music and loved clothes and always looked immaculate.”
Cheshire Constabulary is asking witnesses or anyone with information about the February 25 incident to call 0845 458 0000 or Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.