Man killed in high street crash

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A motorcyclist has died in a crash in Caerphilly borough. Arran Thomas Lester, 29, died on May 30 when his motorbike collided with a car on High Street, Abertridwr.

In an inquest opening at Newport Coroner's Court on Tuesday, July 2, coroner Caroline Saunders said: "On 30 May 2024 Gwent Police officers attended a two-vehicle road collision. The rider of the motorbike was pronounced life extinct at the scene by paramedics and identified as Arran Thomas Lester."

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She said Mr Lester, of Richmond Close in Llanbradach, was taken to The Grange hospital where a post mortem examination was carried out by Dr Majid Rashid. Mr Lester's provisional cause of death was determined as blunt vehicular trauma.

Ms Saunders said a full inquest hearing will take place once post mortem and toxicology reports have been completed, as well as the Gwent Police investigation. She adjourned the inquest until January 16, 2025.

A previous statement from Gwent Police said: "We received a report of a road traffic collision in High Street, Abertridwr at around 8.45pm on Thursday, May 30. Officers attended along with personnel from the Welsh Ambulance Service, and the collision involved a Volkswagen Tiguan and a motorbike.

"The motorcyclist, a 29-year-old man from Llanbradach, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics. His next of kin have been informed and specialist officers will be allocated to support them. Anyone with information, including dash cam or CCTV, is asked to contact us quoting log reference 2400177644. You can call 101, DM us on Facebook or X, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."