Death of biker was accident

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the death of a motorcyclist, who collided with a car in Stanton last year, was a ‘tragic accident’, a coroner has said.

Kieron John Bell, an electrician from Norwich, died as he tried to overtake a Vauxhall Zafira which was turning right off the A143 at Stanton.

Mr Bell was pronounced dead at the scene.

Suffolk coroner Dr Peter Dean recorded a verdict of accidental death at the inquest into the 34-year-old’s death on Wednesday.

The inquest, held at the Athenaeum, in Bury St Edmunds, heard that emergency services were called to the scene of the accident at the junction of the A143 Bury Road and Hepworth Road, in Stanton, at 6.50pm on July 15.

Giving evidence, Pc Kevin Stark, collision investigation officer, said that no environmental factors were to blame for the accident, which occurred on a hot sunny day.

Pc Stark said there was good visibility and a good road surface.

Dr Dean said Mr Bell’s action of overtaking the turning car was ‘ill conceived’ but added that drivers must be aware of motorcyclists coming up behind them.