Inquest opens following A52 death

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A Long Eaton man died from multiple injuries in a collision on the A52 on Saturday, an inquest heard.

The inquest into the tragic death of former groundworker Gary Gladstone, 56, of Mayfield Grove, was opened today at Derby Coroners’ Court by deputy coroner, Louise Pinder. She said that a postmortem revealed the cause of death to be multiple injuries.

Mr Gladstone was pronounced dead at the scene just after midnight, in the early hours of Saturday morning, March 5.

He had been driving a dark-coloured Audi A6 car which collided with a dark-coloured Volkswagen Beetle. Two people in that car - a man and woman in their 20s - were seriously injured.

The incident happened on the Nottingham-bound carriageway of the A52 Brian Clough Way, near to the junction 25 exit for Risley.

It is believed that one vehicle was travelling in the wrong direction.

He leaves behind wife Marie and stepson Cameron.

The inquest was adjourned until June 15 at 10.30am.