Amlwch: farm labourer’s road death ‘unavoidable’

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An inquest has heard a fatal road collision on North Anglesey was ‘unavoidable’.

Farm labourer Jamie Thomas Stubbs was hit by a blue Ford Fiesta car on a country road between Amlwch and Rhosgoch in September last year.

The 22 year-old from Rhosgoch died at the scene from a serious head injury. He had been out drinking with friends.

The Caernarfon hearing was told Mr Stubbs had been travelling home in a taxi, but decided to walk the rest of the journey near Pensarn.

The driver of the Ford Fiesta said he was driving home from work when he saw what he thought was a black bin bag lying in the middle of the road.

But when he realised it was actually a person, it was ”too late to stop”. He could not tell if Mr Stubbs was conscious at the time.

A forensic crash expert from North Wales Police said Mr Stubbs had just over twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood.

He added it was ”perfectly feasible” that the driver misidentified the man in the road because it was dark – and he would have run him over before he could brake.

Kate Sutherland, the assistant coroner for North West Wales, concluded Mr Stubbs died from a serious head injury.

In a brief statement shortly after the collision, his family said: ”Jamie was a very much loved by his mum, dad, brother and sister and will be sadly missed.”

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