A MAN died as a result of injuries which he sustained in a car crash in Pakistan three years ago, an inquest heard.
Recording a verdict of accidental death, Coroner Roger Whittaker said Syed Muhammed Yawar Abbas Shah, 38, had suffered serious injuries when the car he was a passenger in collided with a lorry on August 18 2007.
Huddersfield Coroner’s Court heard how Mr Shah, who was born in Pakistan, had hired a car and a driver and was being taken to Islamabad airport when the accident happened.
Written evidence submitted by Mr Shah’s brother-in-law, Syed Abbas, which was read in court, said the car was embedded under the lorry, but the driver managed to get out.
When the police arrived one-and-a-half hours later, they realised Mr Shah was still trapped in the car.
After releasing him he was taken to hospital where he stayed for several months.
When he was discharged, he was told he was fit to fly back to the UK.
However during the flight he became unwell and a doctor was called.
On his return to England, Mr Shah was rushed to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary suffering from a serious head injury.
When he was released, he lived in nursing homes and was living at the Leonard Cheshire Disability care home, in Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton, when he was admitted to Dewsbury and District Hospital on November 9. He died in hospital on November 17 2007.
Mr Whittaker also admitted medical evidence which stated Mr Shah had a traumatic brain injury and as a result had a low awareness state.
He was bed bound and had to be fed through a tube.
Mr Whittaker added: “There was a causal relation between the road traffic accident and Mr Shah’s death. His cause of death must be accidental.”