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Stanton man died from crash injuries on ‘pride and joy’ bike, inquest hears

Gary Hall ANL-160415-150252001
Gary Hall ANL-160415-150252001

A man who was testing his motorcycle after adjustments to make it more comfortable to ride died in a crash near Stowmarket, an inquest has heard.

Gary Hall, 49, lost control of his Kawasaki on a bend on the B1113 between Stowmarket and Old Newton on Tuesday, April 12.

Mr Hall, who had 30 years experience as a motorcyclist, slid into the path of an oncoming car and was thrown into a field.

Today’s inquest, held at Bury St Edmunds’ Active Business Centre, was told that despite efforts by members of the public and paramedics, Mr Hall was declared dead at the scene.

A post mortem examination later confirmed that Mr Hall, of Sturgeon Way, Stanton, died as a result of multiple injuries.

In a statement, police forensic collision investigator Pc Jeff Cribb said the accident happened on a dry day on one of a series of bends midway between Stowmarket and Old Newton.

The collision with a Vauxhall Astra car occurred as Mr Hall was test driving his motorcycle, described to the inquest as his ‘pride and joy’, after having modifications made to the suspension at a company in Stowmarket.

The driver of the Vauxhall Astra, Emily Procner, said in a statement that she had seen the motorcycle sliding towards her and had attempted to avoid an impact.

Assistant Suffolk Coroner Dr Daniel Sharpstone recorded a conclusion that Mr Hall died as a result of a road traffic collision.


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