A WREXHAM man died of injuries sustained in a horrific road traffic collision, an inquest heard.

Taxi and minibus driver Nathan Lee Jones, 48, died of injuries sustained when his machine collided with a Fiat-500 'inching out' of the junction of the A525 and the A483 near Wrexham on May 4, 2018.

Mr Jones, of Talwrn Road, Rhostyllen, was certified as dead at the scene after failed attempts to resuscitate him.

A resumed inquest in Ruthin heard that Mr Jones, riding a blue Suzuki motorbike, was travelling along the A525 towards Wrexham from the Coedpoeth direction shortly after 4pm.

He passed through traffic lights on the junction when he collided with the Fiat-500 - which was turning right on to the A483 northbound from the opposite direction.

Several witnesses described there being heavy traffic at the time of the collision, which was proceeding in a "stop start" manner or slow moving before the incident.

The inquest heard evidence from PC David Abernethy-Clark, forensic collision investigator, which stated that neither weather conditions or mechanical faults to the vehicles were contributory factors to the collision.

The court heard evidence about how the road network is operated by traffic lights, which include a green filter light signalling people turning right on to the A483 northbound from the direction of the town centre.

Witnesses said that the lights were on red when Mr Jones collided with the Fiat-500, but none were able to say if the lights were on red when Mr Jones passed through.

Matthew Ellison, contract officer for Wrexham County Borough Council, said there were no reported issues with any of the sets of traffic lights in question - refurbished in 2012 - on the day of the collision.

Mr Ellison said that is impossible for lights to be on green at the junction of the A525 towards Wrexham from Coedpoeth at the same time the filter light directing traffic turning right onto the A483 northbound is also on green.

Joanne Lees, assistant coroner for North Wales East and Central, therefore assumed that, based on the evidence presented to the court, Mr Jones had passed through a red light before colliding with the Fiat-500.

PC Abernethy-Clark's report found there to be no evidence to suggest Mr Jones was in breach of the speed limit when the collision occurred, and a subsequent post mortem examination found no alcohol or drugs in his system.

Recording a conclusion of road traffic collision, Miss Lees said she does not deem it fit to file a report into the prevention of future deaths.