Driver, 84, died six months after crash with tractor

A Telford man who was badly injured in a road crash in Mid Wales in June died six months later s a result of the accident, a coroner has recorded.

Retired master builder Eugene Bernard Duggan, aged 84, of Buildwas Road, turned into the path of a tractor while driving on the B4356 in Wales and suffered a subdural haematoma.

He was taken to Bronglais Hospital, in Aberystwyth, and also had treatment at University Hospital, in Cardiff, and at the Royal Shrewbury Hospital.

Senior Shropshire and Telford coroner John Ellery heard on Tuesday at a fast track inquest that Mr Duggan died at his home in Telford on December 28 after being in palliative care.

Mr Ellery heard that Mr Duggan, who had been bedbound and suffering with pneumonia, was also frail.

The inquest, sitting at Shirehall, Shrewsbury, heard that there was no post mortem and the family had no issues to raise.

Mr Ellery recorded that Mr Duggan died as the result of a road traffic collision.

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