Inquest opened into the death of pedestrian struck by a car

The inquest of a man killed by a car as he walked along the road on which he lived has been opened and adjourned.

Michael Strong.

Father-of-one Michael Strong, 30, was seriously injured when he was hit by a silver Vauxhall Corsa on Middleton Road just after 10.30pm on Monday, October 16.

Mr Strong, who worked as a warehouse operative at AAH Pharmaceuticals in Morley, was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he died just after 12pm on Friday, October 20.

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The inquest into his death was opened by senior coroner Dave Hinchliffe at Wakefield Coroners’ Court this morning, Monday, November 6.

It was adjourned so a police investigation into his death could be conducted.

Mr Strong’s sister Joanne Holliday, 45, said her brother had been an “exceptional father” to his seven-year-old daughter, Chloe.

Miss Holliday said her brother was a lifelong “massive” Leeds fan.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said the Corsa driver initially left the scene of the collision but returned about 30 minutes later.

A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and later released pending further police enquiries.

Witnesses are asked to call police on 101.