Inquest into death of Sheffield biker concludes

John  Bryan
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A coroner has dismissed a claim that a Sheffield biker died after losing control of his machine.

John Bryan, aged 42, of Jaunty Avenue, Jordanthorpe, was killed in a collision with a car on Quarry Hill, Mosborough, last September.

Motorist Trevor Millington, who was driving the Renault Megane involved in the fatal crash, told police the biker ‘appeared to lose control’ as he overtook a coach parked close to Parkgate Drive, which he was intending to pull out of.

But following an inquest, Coroner Chris Dorries said: “It is abundantly clear the motor car involved in the collision had emerged from the minor road and was at or near the centre of the main road while seeking to make a right hand turn.

“I do not accept that the path of Mr Bryan’s motorcycle veered to the left, striking the car while it was at the ‘give way’ line.

“The parked coach provided a sight line obstruction and it would be a natural course for a vehicle emerging from the minor road to creep forward to gain a view.”

Recording a narrative verdict, he said Mr Bryan ‘died in consequence of injuries received when his motorcycle was in collision with a motor car’.