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Inquest hears of ‘incredible’ loss of 28-year-old motorcyclist on A406 near Redbridge roundabout

PUBLISHED: 13:14 19 June 2013 | UPDATED: 13:14 19 June 2013

The death of a 28-year-old electrician who died after he crashed his motorbike into a broken down car was an “incredible loss of life”, an inquest has heard.

Muhammad Abdul, of Edmonton, was driving his motorbike on the A406 on the southbound carriageway just before Redbridge roundabout at about noon on August 25.

A family, which included two young girls, were standing near their broken down car and were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Renata Majewska, whose car had broken down, described what happened through a translator at Walthamstow Coroner’s Court on Tuesday.

Mrs Majewska said: “We were on the kerb next to the barrier. I looked to the right and saw the person on the bike fly off and the motorbike was just flying through the air.”

Their car had broken down moments beforehand and she was standing on the central reservation with her partner and daughters aged seven and eight.

“I was trying to get my daughters to throw them over the barrier but I didn’t manage to do it and then I was under the car,” Mrs Majewska added,

“I just wanted my girls to be safe. The motorbike hit us and I cannot remember anything else. I’m so sorry about what happened.”

The court heard Mr Abdul was in a loving and supportive marriage and was an experienced motorcyclist.

At the time he was driving his Yamaha Thundercat, a bike he had had for two years.

Det Con Michael Andrew, collision investigator, said neither the weather nor road surface contributed to the incident and it was possible Mr Abdul was driving above the speed limit.

Mr Andrew said: “He ended up 41 metres from the tyre mark and impacted the crash barrier and the rear of the car which would indicate that he was travelling over the speed limit.

“Either he didn’t see the car and leave enough time or he was travelling too fast to react early enough, or a combination.”

Summing up coroner Chinyere Inyama said: “It’s an incredible loss of life. These are the types of deaths which are practically difficult to take.”

He recorded a verdict of accidental death.


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