An INQUEST has been opened into the death of a 20-year-old who was killed when his car collided with a wall in Llandudno.

Finnley Jones, 20, from Glan y Mor Road, Penrhyn Bay, suffered a brain injury in the collision on the A470 in Conwy Road on October 24. He was driving his black Vauxhall Corsa at the time and no other vehicle was involved.

Mr Jones was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan and then transferred to the major trauma unit at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. He died on October 31.

At a brief hearing in Ruthin John Gittins, senior coroner for North Wales East and Central, said that doctors had given the cause of death as cardiac arrest as a result of the brain injury following a road traffic collision. No post-mortem examination was needed.

The incident is still being investigated by North Wales Police and the Forensic Collision Investigation Unit.

The inquest was adjourned to a date to be fixed.


Last week a 19-year-old local man was arrested in connection with the collision and later released on bail.

Janet Finch-Saunders, the Senedd Member for Aberconwy, who had previously called for safety measures along that stretch of A470, has stepped up her demands since the latest tragedy and discussed the situation with police, Welsh Government and council officers.