Inquest opened into death of Sprowston motorcyclist killed in A47 crash

Norfolk coroner, William Armstrong, at the Coroner's Court. Picture: Denise Bradley

Norfolk coroner, William Armstrong, at the Coroner's Court. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2012

An inquest has been opened into the death of a motorcyclist who was killed in a crash on the A47 at Honingham on Saturday.

David Holmes, 38, from Sprowston, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash which also involved a Renault car at about 7.40pm.

An inquest opened in Norwich today by Norfolk Coroner William Armstrong heard Mr Holmes was in collision with a vehicle travelling in the opposite direction which may have turned in front of him.

Emergency services were called and although efforts were made to resuscitate Mr Holmes they were not successful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out and a preliminary report states cause of death as multiple injuries.

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Mr Armstrong adjourned the inquest to a date to be fixed.

As previously reported Mr Holmes, who was riding a silver Yamaha at the time, was travelling towards Norwich when the crash happened.

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Investigations into the cause of the crash are under way.

The driver of the Renault, a man from Norfolk, was not seriously hurt in the crash.

Would you like to pay tribute to Mr Holmes? Call reporter Adam Gretton on 01603 772419 or email

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