Death crash inquest opened

An inquest has been opened and adjounred into the death of a father-of-four in a horror smash at the weekend.
Qaser Abbas (s)Qaser Abbas (s)
Qaser Abbas (s)

Mr Qaser Abbas (37) of Halifax Road, Brierfield, died after the four car smash at rush hour at Junction 8 of the M65 and the A678 Blackburn Road, Padiham, known as the Shuttleworth link road shortly after 7-30am.

East Lancashire Coroner Mr Richard Taylor heard that the accident had been caused when Mr Abbas had attempted to overtake a lorry.

The Coroner adjourned the inquest until March 28th for further investigations to take place.