Man died after being found under someone else’s car that ‘fell on him’

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A man died after being found underneath someone else’s car that “appeared to have fallen on him”, an inquest opening heard.

Daniel Stephens, 25, on August 12 in Cymmer, in the Rhondda, after being found by the owner of the car.

An inquest into Mr Stephens’ death was opened at Pontypridd Coroners’ Court on Wednesday.

The coroner’s officer told the inquest: “At around 6am earlier that day [August 12] South Wales Police received a call from the ambulance service that a member of the public had noticed there was a male underneath his car and it appeared the car had fallen on him.

“The male did not appear to be breathing or moving.”

Mr Stephens, born in Pontypool, was then taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was later identified by his fingerprints and tattoos.

The inquest heard there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. A post-mortem examination was carried out but no cause of death has yet been ascertained pending further investigation.

A full inquest is scheduled to take place on August 31 next year.

Assistant coroner Rachel Knight said: “The family will be kept in touch with the progress of this case and if there is any way that date can be shortened I’m sure it will be.

“Can I take this opportunity to express my condolences to the family of Mr Stephens at this sad time.”



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