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Ipswich/Sproughton: Tributes paid to bike crash victim Javiel O’Connor, 22, following inquest

18:55 20 January 2014

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Javiel O'Connor with son Tyler


The family of an Ipswich father who died when the motorcycle he was riding came off the road and collided with a lamppost have today paid tribute to a “loving, caring and funny boy” following his inquest.


Javiel O’Connor, 22, had travelled down the off-slip road of the westbound-carriageway of the A14 at Sproughton when he came to a bend in the road on June 29 last year.

The inquest was told the father-of-one tried to brake or de-throttle quickly when he reached the bend but this caused the bike to go into an upright position.

It then appeared he began to lose control of the bike as it turned towards the opposite side of the road and went on to a grass verge.

Pc Andrew Fossey, of Suffolk Police’s serious collision investigation team, said there was evidence to show that Mr O’Connor, of Frampton Road, tried to turn when on the grass verge but was unable to and collided with the lamppost.

He died of the injuries he received in the collision.

During the inquest, Pc Fossey said Mr O’Connor was seen travelling at high speeds on the A14 but it was not known at what speed he was travelling at when he reached the bend.

In a statement, Mr O’Connor’s family said he loved motorbikes but that they had never seen him as happy as when his son Tyler, who was three-months-old at the time of his death, was born.

The statement read: “The most loving, caring and funny boy we knew, recently became the proud father of the then three-month-old Tyler. Javiel was ecstatic about motorbikes but we’ve never seen him as happy as when Tyler was born – he couldn’t stay still.

For him to be torn from our lives so viciously when he had so much life in him, it cracked and crumbled the walls that kept the comfort and warmth in.

“Almost seven months we’ve been without our brother, son and dear friend, it’s torture knowing we have years of this to come.

“What we wouldn’t give for one last chat. We all miss you deeply.”

Delivering a verdict of accidental death, Kevin McCarthy, senior assistant coroner for Suffolk, said it important that motorbike riders and car drivers adhere to national speed limits which are set “for our benefit”. He added: “This was an accidental death and it was a tragic accident which has caused so much upset for so many people.”



  • Miss you sweetheartXxx your never forgotten. Sleep peacefully darlin xxxx

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    Dawn Edwards

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

  • Does that mean he deserved to die Joe bloggs?? I'm sure myself and the rest of javiels family found great comfort in your comment! Have you ever lost a child or a close loved one? How would you feel of people were to say they deserved to die!?! Know the situation before speaking your small mind please!

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    Dawn Edwards

    Saturday, January 25, 2014

  • Miss you sweetheartXxx your never forgotten. Sleep peacefully darlin xxxx

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    Dawn Edwards

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

  • Miss you sweetheartXxx your never forgotten. Sleep peacefully darlin xxxx

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    Dawn Edwards

    Thursday, January 23, 2014

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