North Yorkshire ice-skid crush victim named

image captionMr Clarkson was trapped between the front of the Land Rover and the back of his own vehicle

A driver who died after being hit by a 4x4 while he helped a stranded motorist in freezing conditions has been named.

Paul Clarkson died in hospital after he was hit by a Land Rover Freelander which skidded on ice on the A6108 at Bellerby, North Yorkshire, last week.

Mr Clarkson, 57, of East Appleton, near Richmond, had stopped to help a car driver who had crashed into a ditch.

An inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned in Northallerton.

Mr Clarkson was trapped between the front of the Freelander and the back of his Land Rover Defender in the incident at 1900 GMT on 2 December.

He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, where he later died.

Mr Clarkson's wife, who was a passenger in the Defender, was not injured.

The woman driving the Freelander and the man driving the Corsa were also uninjured.

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