An apprentice lawyer with “the rest of his life before him” was not wearing a seatbelt when he was involved in a crash leaving him with fatal injuries, an inquest has heard.

Hasan Dad, 20, of Coppicewood Avenue, Lidget Green, was driving home from his job at BBQ Express in Toller Lane when his Peugeot 107 was in a collision with the Vauxhall Astra of Umar Fayaz at the junction of Fairbank Road and Whetley Lane, Girlington, in the early hours of December 27, 2017.

Following the inquest, Assistant Coroner Raja Mahmood issued a plea to drivers in Bradford to make sure they wear seatbelts when travelling in cars to avoid “devastating loss of life”.

The inquest at Bradford Coroners Court heard how Hasan, who lived with his mother and three sisters, had pulled out of the junction to turn right, colliding with Mr Fayaz’s Astra, sending Hasan’s car into a spin, and throwing him out of the car through the driver’s door window.

PC Mick Street told the inquest Hasan had a spare belt clasp plugged into the buckle “to stop the audible warning.”

He also said the airbags in the Peugeot had previously been deployed and the covers had been replaced and taped down, meaning the car had no airbags.

Hasan was unresponsive following the crash at around 12.20am and was found lying in the middle of the road.

Attempts were made by paramedics at the scene, in the ambulance and then by doctors at Bradford Royal Infirmary to resuscitate him, but he was eventually pronounced dead at 1.40am.

Pathologist Dr Richard Knights recorded his cause of death as multiple injuries sustained in a road traffic collision. These included injuries to his head, neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, including a number of fractures and soft tissue damage.

An emotional statement from Hasan’s mother, Aiasha Dad, was read to the court at the start of the inquest.

She said: “Hasan was a fit and healthy young man with the rest of his life before him, and was loved dearly by his whole family.

“He went to school at Bradford Academy and went on to study Computer Science at the University of Bradford, but left because he didn’t like it.

“He got an apprenticeship at Alison Law Solicitors and he loved it, and he also worked part time at BBQ Express.

“He played football for Campion AFC and was a very popular boy, he was always smiling, and he was very stylish. He was very ambitious and wanted to own his own business.

“I last saw him alive when he left for work on the 26th. When we were visited by police and informed he had been involved in a crash, I could not believe what I was hearing. I was in total shock and disbelief, we were crying uncontrollably.

“It was been a struggle since his death but we have a great family and friends who support us.

“The loss of a child is the most devastating thing you can imagine, no parent should outlive their child.”

Umar Fayaz, who was driving the Vauxhall Astra involved in the crash, said he did not have time to react when Hasan pulled out.

He said: “The taxi in front of me indicated to turn left up Fairbank Road.

“Everything in front of me was clear then I saw a black car come out of the junction.

“I tried my best to avoid it and turned right but I couldn’t brake because it happened so quick, then my airbags came out and it all went black.”

Mr Mahmood said: “This is a sad death of a young man.

“Had he been wearing his seatbelt, it’s unlikely he would have been thrown from the vehicle.

“He may have sustained injuries but perhaps not to the extent that would have resulted in the loss of life.

“This is a message to all young people in Bradford. Seatbelts are there for a reason and they save lives. We see too often in this court families which have been devastated because their loved one was not wearing a seatbelt. They need to be worn and they need to be worn properly.”

The court heard how a large crowd gathered following the crash, with many people filming the scene and one man also abusing police.

Mr Mahmood added: “When accidents occur there is a habit in this city of people filming the scene, which is totally unnecessary.

“If they cannot help, out of respect to the family they should not be filming.

“Members of the emergency services trying to save the life of a young man were clearly hindered in their role by a member of the public. Again, if you can’t be of assistance, do not hinder those who are there to do so.”