John Bellham, 60, was crushed to death by his own van in a freak accident on his rounds
John Bellham, 60, drove into a garden wall – and was trapped under his ice cream van when it toppled over.
An inquest heard father-of-two Mr Bellham was driving safely within the 30mph speed limit when his van – bearing his ice cream name of Agazzi's – overturned.
Mr Bellham was rushed to hospital but died just over a week later after the accident on his rounds in Swansea, South Wales.
The inquest in Swansea heard another van was approaching at the time – and he is believed to have lost control as he tried to manoevure around it.
Mr Bellham had not suffered any medical episode, nor had he taken any substances or been using a phone when his van tipped over in Blaenymaes, Swansea.
Assistant coroner Aled Gruffydd said: "It is plausible John saw the oncoming van being driven and possibly over-reacted to his presence.
"This would have caused the van to slide before mounting the kerb and colliding with the fence.
"The accident was caused by human error.
Mr Gruffydd concluded that Mr Bellham's death was as a result of a road traffic collision
"John had lost control of his ice cream van likely due to the presence of another vehicle and collided with a boundary wall and fence, causing the van to topple."
The inquest heard that Mr Bellham, of Morriston, Swansea, died in June last year due to brain injury caused by crush injury to the chest.
Mr Gruffydd concluded that Mr Bellham's death was as a result of a road traffic collision.
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