A PENSIONER going for his daily Wetherspoons breakfast died following a crash in Flintshire, his inquest was told.

Douglas Christopherson, of Broadacre Close in Bagillt, was killed during in a collision on the A548 on October 14.

At a hearing in Denbighshire, assistant coroner David Pojur said that the 95-year-old was travelling in his black Vauxhall Corsa.

It was said that Mr Christopherson was making his way to Holywell for his usual Wetherspoons breakfast on the day of the accident.

It was shortly before 8am that he exited a junction near Blossoms Pub in Bagillt, and onto the A548, when the horrific crash unfolded.

It was here that a transit van travelling down the road crashed into the pensioner and flipped the hatchback onto its roof.

The hearing was told that, despite the efforts of emergency services, the pensioner was sadly unable to be saved and died a short while later.

Mr Christopherson’s son, who was at the hearing, wanted to express his thanks for those who helped his dad following the crash.

The coroner said that it was nothing short of “incredible community spirit” during Mr Christopherson’s last moments.

Crash investigators found had the van driver not attempted to swerve out of the way, the accident may have been avoided.

However, it was concluded the driver had “reacted to the best of his abilities to avoid the collision” in that situation.

The coroner said the pensioner’s death was to be ruled as a result of major traumatic injuries sustained in road traffic accident.