Zac Betty: Inquest opens into death of young Bristol dad hit by car as he walked to work

He suffered ‘catastrophic’ injuries

An inquest has opened into the death of a young Bristol dad who was killed after being struck by a car as he walked to work.

‘Selfless’ Zac Betty was hit by the Audi A3 which mounted the pavement as he walked along Airport Road to his job at a supermarket at around 10pm on Saturday, July 10.

Avon Coroner’s Court heard this afternoon (Thursday, August 4) that Mr Betty, who lived round the corner on Willinton Road and was aged just 24, suffered ‘catastrophic’ injuries in the crash.

Zac Betty died after being struck by a car which mounted the pavement as he walked to work on Airport Road. He was just 24.

Despite best efforts to save him, he was prounounced dead at the scene.

In a statement released at the time of his death, Mr Betty’s family said they had been left ‘absolutely heartbroken’ by his sudden death which had left a ‘deep hole’ in their hearts.

A 30-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

He was later released on conditional police bail pending further enquiries.

Senior Coroner for Avon Maria Voisin said that because a police investigation was ongoing, she was unable to list as adjournment date for the full inquest into Mr Betty’s death.

But she scheduled an inquest review for September 28.