A software developer who had an accident last month in which he was unable to walk for about four days has been found to have suffered brain damage.
The 51-year-old was rushed to hospital with a severe head injury on February 2 after being hit by a car on the A15 in West Sussex.
He was then airlifted to the University of Sussex Hospital, where he died on February 6.
According to his wife, who spoke to The Times on condition of anonymity, his wife suffered a stroke the day before he died.
The man, from Croydon, was an apprentice with a local software company called Crayo Software which was based at a new office in the heart of the city.
It was at the company’s new office that he fell and hit his head.
After the accident, his medical team said the man suffered a severe brain injury.
His wife said: “It was the first time we’ve heard of it, and it was a pretty traumatic accident.”
It’s the first case where we have heard that a brain injury has been reported.
“She added: “There’s no way that he could have survived that.
“His wife was also a software engineer and it is quite a difficult job to do.”
The man’s widow, who has since given birth to their son, said the family had received no compensation.
She added that her husband had been “very dedicated” to his work.
A Crayon Software spokesman said: ‘It is our sincere and sincere apologies for any distress caused by the accident.’
The company said it was working closely with the medical team and the coroner’s office.
A spokeswoman said the firm had no further comment.