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Dad of four 'distracted by his mobile phone' when he walked in front of bus and was killed

Dad of four 'distracted by his mobile phone' when he walked in front of bus and was killed

The inquest at Swansea Coroner’s Court on Tuesday heard there was around one second between the moment Mr Lenihan stepped into the road and him being hit by the single-decker bus.

South Wales Police PC Paul Jones gave evidence at the hearing and read witness statements of passengers on the bus when it hit Mr Lenihan.

PC Jones read a witness statement by passenger David Mitchell, who said: “I saw something hit the windscreen causing it to crack.

PC Jones also read a statement given by the bus driver, Andrew Powe who described hearing passengers “screaming” after the crash.

South Wales Police PC Kyle Smith, a forensic collision investigator, who gave evidence at the inquest said the bus was travelling at around 11mph and was around five metres away from Mr Lenihan as he stepped into the road.

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