Fareham man’s road death ruled as accidental by coroner

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A 64-YEAR-OLD died after being hit by a motorbike as he turned right out of a junction in Segensworth.

Norman Hebditch, of Beechcroft Close in Fareham, was on his incumbent tricycle turning out of Stephenson Road onto Cartwright Drive at about 3.20pm on November 6 last year when he was struck.

CCTV showed the traffic officer didn’t stop at a central refuge before moving across to the south-bound lane, an inquest heard.

He was hit by Liam Channon’s Honda X11 motorbike, heading south, resulting in serious head injuries for Mr Hebditch. He was not wearing a helmet.

PC Michaela Mehigan, a forensic collision investigator, gave evidence that Mr Channon was travelling ‘no faster than 45mph’ on the 40mph speed limit road, and had no time to react as the trike pulled across his path.

Mr Hebditch died at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth on November 11 after the decision was made in talks between family and doctors to remove his life support.

Deputy coroner Robert Stone recorded a verdict of accidental death.