No explanation for cause of tragedy

A verdict of accidental death has been recorded at the inquest of a father-of-three who was killed in a motorbike crash just three years after his wife died of cancer.

A verdict of accidental death has been recorded at the inquest of a father-of-three who was killed in a motorbike crash just three years after his wife died of cancer.

Glenn Rossell, of The Street in Brome, near Eye, was travelling along the A143 near Pakenham when he lost control of his bike and was thrown into the path of an oncoming tractor in June this year.

During an inquest into the 31-year-old's death, held in Bury St Edmunds on Tuesday, Suffolk coroner Dr Peter Dean said a police investigation into the incident had provided no explanation as to the cause of the tragedy.

The court heard how Mr Rossell had been travelling from Ixworth towards Great Barton when he came across the scene of a minor, non-injury accident.

Reading from a statement made by PC John Rogers, Dr Dean said Mr Rossell had attempted to overtake several slow-moving vehicles caught up by the incident, and was in the course of returning to his correct lane

when he lost control of the Yamaha bike.

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Mr Rossell was thrown into the path of the tractor and trailer - driven by Simon Peacock from East Dereham - leaving him with multiple injuries.

"Mr Rossell was an expert motorcyclist, who regularly travelled along that stretch of road," said Dr Dean.

"The tractor driver did not have enough time to take any action. Mr Rossell sustained fatal injuries on that impact. The reasons for Mr Rossell losing control and being thrown from the machine are unknown."

Mr Rossell became a devoted fundraiser for Cancer Research UK after his wife, Amanda, lost her battle with cancer. Speaking at the time of his death, the Rev Rob Axford, rector at Brome and Oakley churches, said Mr Rossell was a kind-hearted and generous man.

"He was a devoted family man and the family itself is very close knit," he said.

Mike Ward, of Wheatley Associates in Bacton, said Mr Rossell had worked at the firm for 10 years until he recently moved.

"He made a great many friends. He was a hugely respected and popular employee and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. The company would like to express its sincere condolences to Glenn's family and loved ones," he said.

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