Bobby Munroe died after the horror smash close to the junction with Hobleythick Lane, Westcliff, in December last year.
A 35-year-old man, from Shoebury, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and driving while unfit through drink or drugs, but he has now been released from bail.Eh..?
The dad-of-one’s heartbroken sister Vickie, 34, said the decision was hard to deal with but has brought a part of the tragedy to an end.
She said: “Whatever the decision, it was never going to bring Bobby back.
“We are grateful that the driver wasn’t some idiot on drink or drugs who was off his face- that would have been really hard to take.
“The only thing that we can take from it is that it was just a tragic accident. Neither one of them was at fault, it’s something that happens every single day.
“It’s very unfortunate but I’m personally glad Bobby didn’t die because of someone’s stupid actions.”Wait, surely he did? If not the driver, then his own?
An inquest into Mr Munroe’s death was opened in December and established that he died at the scene from multiple injuries. It will now be concluded later this year.
An Essex Police spokesman said: “A 35-year-old man from Shoebury arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving and driving whilst unfit through drink or drugs has been released without further action.”But surely he failed a breath test/drug wipe? Otherwise why arrest him at all?