Lavenham man Christopher Lloyd, 71, died after losing control of car, inquest hears
A Lavenham man died after losing control of his car when overtaking, an inquest heard.
Christopher Lloyd, 71, of Bridge Street Road, was injured when his F-type Jaguar crashed into a field and overturned on June 25.
An inquest on Monday at Suffolk Coroners' Court, Ipswich, heard Mr Lloyd was airlifted from the A1141 near Lavenham, to Addenbrooke's Hospital, in Cambridge.
He died from his injuries four days later. The cause of death was recorded as hypoxic brain injury, spinal cord injury and traumatic cardiac arrest.
In a statement, Pc Richard Godden said that just before 11.30am Mr Lloyd had been driving south on the A1141, between Hill Green Road and Frogs Hall Road, when he attempted to overtake a BMW. There was a 'glancing impact' and Mr Lloyd lost control, driving through a hedge, striking trees and ending upside down in a field.
The driver of the BMW, Anthony Hines, said he had not seen the Jaguar before the collision.
Mr Hines said in a statement: "He came out of nowhere."
Pc Godden said examination of a data recorder recovered from the Jaguar showed that excessive speed had not been a factor, having logged 63mph.
Assistant Suffolk Coroner Dr Daniel Sharpstone, said: "It is likely a simple misjudgement by Mr Lloyd was the cause of the collision."
The coroner recorded a conclusion Mr Lloyd died as a result of a road traffic collision.