Cyclist 'a safe rider', inquest told

A 53-YEAR-OLD cyclist who was killed in an accident on the A14 was a safety conscious rider, an inquest heard.Terrence Neeson died following the accident on the Newmarket-bound carriageway of the A14, close to the Eastern Interchange at Bury St Edmunds, on October 4.

A 53-YEAR-OLD cyclist who was killed in an accident on the A14 was a safety conscious rider, an inquest heard.

Terrence Neeson died following the accident on the Newmarket-bound carriageway of the A14, close to the Eastern Interchange at Bury St Edmunds, on October 4.

A post-mortem examination showed the cause of death was multiple injuries, but nothing emerged from toxicology tests that could have contributed to or caused the accident.

Pauline Farrow, Mr Neeson's sister, told the inquest in Bury St Edmunds yesterday that her brother had been a "happy person, a good bike rider and safety conscious."

She added the 53-year-old mill worker, of The Downs, Rougham, near Bury, would be sadly missed.

The Evening Star is working to highlight the risks of having cyclists, farm vehicles and masses of fast-moving traffic all using the dual carriageway with its Danger on the A14 campaign.

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Dr Peter Dean, coroner for Greater Suffolk, said: "Essentially we are not entirely certain in a sense of all the facts around how this very sad collision took place.

"Clearly on that day and at that time it was a tragic accident that led to the death of Terrence Neeson and I am therefore going to record a verdict of accidental death."

A man is to appear in court at a later date in connection with the collison in which Terrence Neeson died.

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