Motorcyclist fell into path of tractor

AN INQUEST has been held into the death 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.

AN INQUEST has been held into the death 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 yesterday, Suffolk coroner Dr Peter Dean said a police investigation into the incident had provided no explanation as to the cause of the tragedy and recorded a verdict of accidental death.

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 and attempted to overtake several slow moving vehicles caught up by the crash.

Reading from a statement made by Pc John Rogers, Dr Dean Mr Rossell was in the course of returning to his correct lane when he lost control of the Yamaha bike and was thrown into the path of the tractor and trailer driven by Simon Peacock from East Dereham.

Dr Dean said: “Mr Russell was an expert motorcyclist, who regularly travelled along that stretch of road.

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“The tractor driver did not have enough time to take any action. Mr Russell sustained fatal injuries on that impact.

“The reasons for Mr Russell losing control and being thrown from the machine are unknown.”

Mr Russell became a devoted fundraiser for Cancer Research UK after his wife, Amanda, lost her battle with cancer.

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