A motorcyclist travelling at more than twice the 30mph speed limit died after he collided with a car in Sheffield, an inquest heard.
Liam Collins, aged 27, described as a popular man with a ‘heart of gold’, died at the scene of the crash at the junction of Mansfield Road and Cadman Road in Intake on Sunday, October 19.
An inquest heard Mr Collins, a waste disposal operative of Eastern Crescent, Arbourthorne, was travelling more than twice the 30mph speed limit along Mansfield when he collided with a Honda Civic, which was pulling out of Cadman Road.
The Honda was ‘edging’ and ‘nudging’ into the road because the driver’s view was restricted by parked cars and a pedestrian waiting to cross the road.
Driver Robert Holt, 54, said: “I had put the car into first gear and I had got past the parked cars and saw a motorbike for a split second.”
Mr Holt suffered serious injuries and spent more than a week in hospital.
Witnesses described the speed Mr Collins was travelling at as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘totally reckless’.
Police Constable Mark Smith, a forensic collision investigator, said there was evidence Mr Collins braked to avoid the collision.
But he said a crash was ‘inevitable’ because of the speed of the motorbike.
Pathologist Dr Julian Burton found Mr Collins died instantly as a result of a head injuries.
A toxicology test found a trace of cocaine in his body, but the inquest heard the drug may not have a been a contributing factor in the crash.
Mr Collins’ uncle Timothy Collins paid tribute to his nephew. He said: “Liam was very popular, no-one had a bad word to say about him.
“He would do anything for anyone and had an amazing way of bringing our family together.
“He was very generous and had a heart of gold. He was brilliant.”
Assistant coroner Julian Fox concluded that Mr Collins died as a result of a road traffic collision.