Accidental verdict in death crash

A verdict of accidental death was recorded on a man who was killed in a motorcycle accident in Suffolk which left his three children orphaned.

A verdict of accidental death was yesterday recorded on a man who was killed in a motorcycle accident in Suffolk which left his three children orphaned.

Glenn Rossell had himself been widowed three years earlier when his wife Amanda died from breast cancer aged 34.

Since then the 31-year-old computer software worker from The Street, Brome, near Eye, had worked tirelessly to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, setting up the Amanda Rossell Memorial Challenge with the aim of raising £20,000 through a series of karting events across the region.

Following his death friends, neighbours and charity campaigners paid tribute to Mr Rossell for his efforts and dedication. both in his fundraising and caring for his family.

An inquest heard how grooves worn into the A143 at Great Barton near Bury St Edmunds by heavy traffic may have contributed to Mr Rossell losing control of his Yamaha motorcycle while overtaking a line of traffic on June 18th.

Mr Rossell, described as an experienced motorcylist, was thrown into the air and landed in the path of an oncoming tractor and trailer, the driver of which was unable to avoid an impact.

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A post mortem examination concluded that Mr Rossell had died from multiple injuries. The line of traffic which he had been overtaking had built up at the scene of another accident four and a half miles previously on the same road.

The inquest at Bury St Edmunds was told that a police accident investigation had been unable to conclusively determine the cause of the tragedy, but that grooves in the road surface which was damp following earlier rain, may have played a part.

Accident investigator PC Jeff Rogers said in a statement that there was no evidence of the motorcycle having collided with any other vehicle before Mr Rossell lost control and it toppled on to its side, throwing him off.

At the time Mr Rossell's speed was estimated to be between 51mph and 59mph, said PC Rogers, on a section of road where a 60mph limit was in force. No faults were found with the motorcycle which could have contributed to the cause of the accident.

Suffok Coroner Dr Peter Dean, recording a verdict of accident death, said: "It is clear that what took place that day was a tragic accident causing the death of Glenn Rossell".


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