Man died after taking bend in Chichester road too fast

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A MAN died after tackling a bend too fast at a notorious danger spot.

John Boeijink, 30, rounded a corner before colliding head-on with an Audi A3.

His black Subaru Impreza burst into flames after the crash on the B2178 Old Broyle Road, Chichester, on Sunday, May 22 last year at 10.20pm.

An inquest held in Chichester heard the Subaru was carrying four other passengers – one of whom is still in hospital.

Mr Boeijink sustained serious injuries to his chest and was rushed to St Richards Hospital for treatment.

He was later transferred to Southampton General Hospital where he remained in a stable condition until he suffered a heart attack and died two days later.

Forensic collision investigator PC Adrian Short told the inquest: ‘In my opinion he has gone into the bend too fast, the Subaru lost directional control and the vehicle crossed the central line, ballooning the bend.’

West Sussex Coroner Penelope Schofield recorded a verdict of accidental death.