A man died after the car he was travelling in was involved in a head-on collision with a taxi in Leeds, an inquest heard.
Shamari Saws, of Grange Avenue, Chapeltown, suffered chest and abdominal injuries when the Vauxhall Astra in which he was a front seat passenger crashed into a Skoda taxi on Burley Road near the city centre at about 12.40am on Sunday, September 1.
At the opening of his inquest in Leeds, coroner David Hinchliff was told despite attempts to save the 22-year-old former mechanic, he died at the scene shortly after the incident.
West Yorkshire Police’s homicide and major inquiry team launched an investigation and arrested the 24-year-old Astra driver on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been given bail pending further enquiries.
The 35-year-old taxi driver, a man from Bradford, remains seriously ill in hospital. A 27-year-old man arrested at the scene on unrelated matters has been released without charge. Another 27-year-old man who was in the Astra is still receiving treatment for non life-threatening injuries.
Mr Hinchliff adjourned the inquest pending the conclusion of police investigations.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission is also investigating as the crash happened after the Astra was ordered to stop by police.