A GLANAMAN man died after being trapped under his own car, an inquest heard.

Arwyn Ward, of Maes Llewelyn, died in hospital four days after the incident on October 7, last year.

Mr Ward's neighbours were woken up by a man shouting for help at 8.30am on the morning of the incident.

The inquest, at Llanelli town hall, heard how the neighbours found Mr Ward trapped under the car, near the rear passenger wheel.

Neighbours switched off the car's engine and applied the handbrake and called the emergency services.

The 66-year-old, who had worked as a personnel officer at Carmarthenshire council, was taken to Morriston hospital, but died four days later on October 11.

Coroner's officer Malcolm Thompson said: "The scene was investigated by Dyfed-Powys Police as was the vehicle.

"They came to the conclusion that the steep nature of the drive with the engine running and the handbrake partially set that it was the actions taken by Mr Ward that led to this incident.

"It was a sudden and unexplained death."

Acting senior corner for Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, Paul Bennett, recorded a narrative conclusion saying: "It is a particularly tragic case to have someone of such an active and gregarious nature to have sustained injuries from which he passed away.

"There's nothing to suggest there was anything wrong with the vehicle.

"He died following a cardiac arrest consequent to asphyxia when he became trapped beneath his car outside his home."