Car passenger died six days after Leeds crash: Inquest opens

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A PENSIONER who was a passenger in a car involved in a crash on York Road in Leeds died in in hospital six days later, an inquest opening heard.

Diane Rosalind Moore, 77, was a passenger in a Volkswagen Passat which was involved in a collision at a traffic light junction on the slip road off the A64 with Marsh Lane at around 10.30am on Saturday February 2.

A64 York Road in Leeds'Image: Google

A64 York Road in Leeds'Image: Google

An inquest opening at Wakefield Coroner's Court heard Mrs Moore was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where she died on February 8.

The inquest opening heard a post mortem on Mrs Moore, of Dorset Road, Guisborough, Cleveland, was carried out by Dr Les Parsons.

Dr Parsons gave a preliminary cause of death as bronchial pneumonia due to rib and sternum fractures sustained while a passenger in a car involved in a road traffic collision.

Area coroner Jonathan Leach adjourned the inquest pending further enquiries.