Teen biker death was 'accidential'

AN inquest into the death of an 18-year-old biker who was treated at the accident scene by his father has been heard today.

AN inquest into the death of an 18-year-old biker who was treated at the accident scene by his father has been heard today.

Thomas Marshall from Orford was fatally injured after a collision with a Mazda MX-5 on June 12 this year.

Sadly his father, Guy, 53, who is medically trained, was one of the first on the scene of the accident in Ipswich Road, Orford.

He managed to resuscitate him and held his dying son in his arms before paramedics and an air ambulance arrived.

At the time, Mr Marshall told the EADT: “When I arrived, people had stopped but no-one was tending to him.

“I jumped out of my car to see if I could help and then realised it was my son.”

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He also paid tribute to his son, saying Thomas "was always willing to help. He was always cheerful and loving”.

Thomas's mother Wendy Marshall added: "Thomas was very gregarious - always laughing, always joking.

"He was very considerate and always helpful. He was a bright light."

The teenager, who was in the middle of taking A-level exams at Farlingaye High School, in Woodbridge, also worked as a part time lifeguard at Leiston Swimming Pool.

He had a wide array of interests, including his motorbike, which he bought just before Easter this year and was his “pride and joy”.

An inquest today held by Dr Peter Dean recorded a verdict of accidental death.

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