A127 crash dad died of ‘natural causes’

A127 crash dad died of ‘natural causes’

A127 crash dad died of ‘natural causes’

First published in News

A loving father who lost control of his car on the A127 died of natural causes, it has emerged.

Christopher Taylor, who lived in Rayleigh, had been visiting his daughters Nicolle and Ashley and son Billy, at their home in Basildon, before he started his journey home.

He had picked up a takeaway as a thank you to his son Steven Taylor, 23, who had spent time tidying the flat they shared in Hardwick Close.

But just before 6.50pm on Tuesday, July 22, he lost control of his black Vauxhall Vectra.

His car ploughed into bushes and trees, before landing on its roof beside the dual carriageway near to the A130 turn off.

Firefighters and paramedics rushed to the scene and worked to free 50-year-old Mr Taylor from the car, but he died at the scene.

Essex Police called for witnesses to come forward to the crash and said they were investigating as they had no indication as to what had caused the it But yesterday an Essex Police spokesman revealed the dad had died of natural causes.

He said: “A post-mortem examination was carried out and cause of death has been given as natural causes.

“Police are not investigating the incident further.”

The file will now be handed to the Essex coroner.

Son Steven, who lived with his dad, previously paid tribute to his loving father.

He said: “Dad was much loved and will be missed by his family, friends, colleagues and anyone who knew him.

“He’ll always be remembered as the great dad he was.”

The road was closed until 11.45pm after the crash and drivers were diverted off the Southend-bound carriageway of the A127, at the Dick Turpin pub.

An inquest into Mr Taylor’s death will be held in due course.

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5:48pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

How can crashing into a tree be a 'natural cause'? I thought a natural death was just old age.
How can crashing into a tree be a 'natural cause'? I thought a natural death was just old age. Friendly Fire
  • Score: -44

6:09pm Fri 1 Aug 14

tuttuttut says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
How can crashing into a tree be a 'natural cause'? I thought a natural death was just old age.
Were you born stupid or did you have to work at it!
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: How can crashing into a tree be a 'natural cause'? I thought a natural death was just old age.[/p][/quote]Were you born stupid or did you have to work at it! tuttuttut
  • Score: 46

6:43pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

tuttuttut wrote:
Friendly Fire wrote:
How can crashing into a tree be a 'natural cause'? I thought a natural death was just old age.
Were you born stupid or did you have to work at it!
Crashing into a tree is not a natural cause of death. There will be injuries and trauma etc. The only thing that's natural is the tree. And poor old Christoper.
[quote][p][bold]tuttuttut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: How can crashing into a tree be a 'natural cause'? I thought a natural death was just old age.[/p][/quote]Were you born stupid or did you have to work at it![/p][/quote]Crashing into a tree is not a natural cause of death. There will be injuries and trauma etc. The only thing that's natural is the tree. And poor old Christoper. Friendly Fire
  • Score: -36

7:10pm Fri 1 Aug 14

John Right says...

It pays, to remain fit..
It pays, to remain fit.. John Right
  • Score: -16

7:54pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Horace Wimpole says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
How can crashing into a tree be a 'natural cause'? I thought a natural death was just old age.
Moron.
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: How can crashing into a tree be a 'natural cause'? I thought a natural death was just old age.[/p][/quote]Moron. Horace Wimpole
  • Score: 28

8:14pm Fri 1 Aug 14

abd123 says...

To explain what everybody knows is obvious, he died before the crash. He may have had a heart attack or aneurism while driving. The car without his control then crashed. Natural causes.
To explain what everybody knows is obvious, he died before the crash. He may have had a heart attack or aneurism while driving. The car without his control then crashed. Natural causes. abd123
  • Score: 25

8:47pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

John Right wrote:
It pays, to remain fit..
Most lorry drivers are alcoholics anyway.
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: It pays, to remain fit..[/p][/quote]Most lorry drivers are alcoholics anyway. Friendly Fire
  • Score: -28

10:06am Sat 2 Aug 14

_Lotus_ says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
tuttuttut wrote:
Friendly Fire wrote:
How can crashing into a tree be a 'natural cause'? I thought a natural death was just old age.
Were you born stupid or did you have to work at it!
Crashing into a tree is not a natural cause of death. There will be injuries and trauma etc. The only thing that's natural is the tree. And poor old Christoper.
Seriously FF, your posting, both this one and the previous one are ridiculously stupid!!!

HE DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES, the definition of which is below quote from googling on the internet and finding the definition, I quote:

A death by natural causes, as recorded by coroners and on death certificates and associated documents, is one that is primarily attributed to an illness or an internal malfunction of the body not directly influenced by external forces

NOW do you understand?
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tuttuttut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: How can crashing into a tree be a 'natural cause'? I thought a natural death was just old age.[/p][/quote]Were you born stupid or did you have to work at it![/p][/quote]Crashing into a tree is not a natural cause of death. There will be injuries and trauma etc. The only thing that's natural is the tree. And poor old Christoper.[/p][/quote]Seriously FF, your posting, both this one and the previous one are ridiculously stupid!!! HE DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES, the definition of which is below quote from googling on the internet and finding the definition, I quote: [b]A death by natural causes, as recorded by coroners and on death certificates and associated documents, is one that is primarily attributed to an illness or an internal malfunction of the body not directly influenced by external forces[/b] NOW do you understand? _Lotus_
  • Score: 11

10:07am Sat 2 Aug 14

_Lotus_ says...

ps meaning he was dead BEFORE he hit the tree!!!!!
ps meaning he was dead BEFORE he hit the tree!!!!! _Lotus_
  • Score: 5

11:45am Sat 2 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Thats what happens when you live a life full of cigarettes, alcohol and takeaways.
Thats what happens when you live a life full of cigarettes, alcohol and takeaways. sesibollox
  • Score: -16

12:50pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Horace Wimpole says...

sesibollox wrote:
Thats what happens when you live a life full of cigarettes, alcohol and takeaways.
Miserable, insensitive and ill-informed. Usual standard of comment here then.
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Thats what happens when you live a life full of cigarettes, alcohol and takeaways.[/p][/quote]Miserable, insensitive and ill-informed. Usual standard of comment here then. Horace Wimpole
  • Score: 11

4:17pm Sat 2 Aug 14

runwellian says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
tuttuttut wrote:
Friendly Fire wrote:
How can crashing into a tree be a 'natural cause'? I thought a natural death was just old age.
Were you born stupid or did you have to work at it!
Crashing into a tree is not a natural cause of death. There will be injuries and trauma etc. The only thing that's natural is the tree. And poor old Christoper.
It probably means he had a heart attack (a natural cause) or some unexplained sudden cause of death which then meant the car then went out of control.

Why do we have to pick up on petty issues when someone has died and kids have lost a father.
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tuttuttut[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: How can crashing into a tree be a 'natural cause'? I thought a natural death was just old age.[/p][/quote]Were you born stupid or did you have to work at it![/p][/quote]Crashing into a tree is not a natural cause of death. There will be injuries and trauma etc. The only thing that's natural is the tree. And poor old Christoper.[/p][/quote]It probably means he had a heart attack (a natural cause) or some unexplained sudden cause of death which then meant the car then went out of control. Why do we have to pick up on petty issues when someone has died and kids have lost a father. runwellian
  • Score: 6

11:39pm Sat 2 Aug 14

JoanneM1972 says...

Some of these comments are absolutely awful. Imagine if it had been your dad!!! Anything could happen whilst your driving. Rip and thoughts to his family x x
Some of these comments are absolutely awful. Imagine if it had been your dad!!! Anything could happen whilst your driving. Rip and thoughts to his family x x JoanneM1972
  • Score: 8

10:24pm Mon 4 Aug 14

emmaella says...

My dad died 3 weeks ago of aneurysum even though he had op to stop it rupturing but still it happened rapidly we are devastated as i am sure this family are sleep well sir and bless your family i know exactly what it feels to lose a dad so suddenly take one day at a time and be there for each other i spoke at my dads funeral and i am so glad i did it i wish you all the very best xx
My dad died 3 weeks ago of aneurysum even though he had op to stop it rupturing but still it happened rapidly we are devastated as i am sure this family are sleep well sir and bless your family i know exactly what it feels to lose a dad so suddenly take one day at a time and be there for each other i spoke at my dads funeral and i am so glad i did it i wish you all the very best xx emmaella
  • Score: 2

10:29pm Mon 4 Aug 14

emmaella says...

And please i have read some if the comments on here some really are not helpful to a family at this time so at least use ur common sense before posting some really ill thought comments ...remember it can happen to anyone anytime and i am sure if it happened to you some comments would not be appreciated
And please i have read some if the comments on here some really are not helpful to a family at this time so at least use ur common sense before posting some really ill thought comments ...remember it can happen to anyone anytime and i am sure if it happened to you some comments would not be appreciated emmaella
  • Score: 2

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