It has taken almost five years to get the matter before a jury at the Coroner’s Court – an inquest was first opened and adjourned in November 2016.
Coroner Dr Adeley told the jury of seven men and four women that an inquest was not about apportioning blame. It was purely a fact-finding exercise, he said.
“There are no formal allegations before the court, no prosecution, no trial, no defence, no guilt. The purpose is to establish, as far as the evidence allows. How, and by what means a person came by their death.”
Dylan and a pal had been out with friends in Longton on the night it happened and were cycling home at around 11pm.
They were both wearing dark clothes and their bikes did not have lights. They rode down Royalty Lane and turned left unto Wham Lane.
Court document state Tuesday's hearing will include testimony from the brother of the driver of the car which hit Dylan.
The hearing is also expected to hear evidence from a female friend of the driver.