Local News & Archive — October 4, 2016 at 10:05 am — Updated: October 4, 2016 at 10:05 am

Mike Juha: inquest into cafe manager’s death opens


Family photo: North Wales Police

The inquest into the death of a cafe manager on the Rhuddlan bypass has been opened and adjourned.

Mike Juha was hit by a car while walking in the middle of the A525 dual carriageway in the early hours of Saturday 24th September. He died from multiple injuries.

The hearing in Ruthin was told an ambulance crew reported a man in dark clothing between the two lanes on the opposite end of the carriageway at around 4.25am that morning.

Coroner John Gittins said another driver also spotted him and tried to drive back and check on him – but he was struck by a car a minute later. Mr Juha was taken to Ysbyty Glan Clwyd but pronounced dead. The road remained closed for four hours after the crash between Premier Inn and Sainsbury’s.

Mr Juha, who lived in Dyserth, had moved from the Czech Republic to the UK in 2005. For the past two years, he had been running the Harbour Hub cafe in Rhyl. In a tribute, his family described him as ”full of energy and ideas…constantly thinking of various business ventures to try…and invariably had at least one technical project that he was working on at home.”

The coroner adjourned the inquest while a police investigation into the crash continues – the full hearing is due to take place next March.



Source: Daily Post

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