Doncaster dad died ‘playing chicken’

Daniel Thomas Cooke

Daniel Thomas Cooke

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A young dad told his mates ‘look at me, I’m Superman’ moments before he ran in front of a car and was killed when he was thrown 20ft in the air, a Doncaster inquest was told.

Daniel Thomas Cooke was said to have been ‘playing chicken’ by running in front of vehicles on Hampole Balk Lane, Skellow, last October after he and his friends had been drinking.

The 20-year old father of two young children had no intention of hurting himself and would have been disinhibited by the alcohol he had consumed, said Assistant Coroner Mike Mellun, who recorded a conclusion of misadventure.

 

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