Lorry driver released on bail after fatal accident in Midhurst

Flowers left close to the scene of the accident
Flowers left close to the scene of the accident

The 62 year old lorry driver who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by careless driving after an elderly woman was killed in Midhurst, has been released on bail.

The man from Watford, Hertfordhsire was also arrested for failing to stop and failing to report a road accident following the fatal collision in North Street last Wednesday (July 9).

He has been bailed until November 7.

Tributes and messages of sympathy for the woman’s family have poured into the Observer.

Josie Incisivo who was 79 when she died, was killed as she crossed North Street shortly after 11am last Wednesday in front of scores of shoppers.

The horrific accident has shocked the town.

Townspeople have left flowers close to the scene of the accident.

The immediate members of the family are in America and Italy.

On Friday (July 12) they sent a message via the Observer’s Facebook page to the town, which has been traumatised by the horrific accident.

Virginia Ann Coleman-Prisco said: “We want to thank Midhurst for all of your support and kind wishes during the time of our loss. We know you are all suffering from the tragedy surrounding her death. This page has helped keep us informed and comforted. Although we cannot be in Midhurst, we grieve with you in the US and Italy. Thank you, The Incisivo Family.”

Josie, who lived alone in Midhurst, worked as a night nurse at King Edward VII Hospital for more than 35 years.

Her friend and colleague Lidia Penfold who worked with her for 15 of those years said Josie was a great friend and a wonderful nurse. “She was one the best nurses I have ever met. It was an honour to work with her, she taught me so much and the patients all adored her.”