Tragic final moments of biker who died after veering into oncoming traffic

A 28-year-old biker died after veering onto the wrong side of the road and being hit by a car, an inquest has heard.

Timothy Cook, of Haverhill, Suffolk, collided with a blue Volkswagen when he was travelling on his BMW motorcycle along Walden Road towards Little Walden, Essex on Wednesday, August 19.

The crash occurred at around 6.15pm, but less than 30 minutes later, he was tragically pronounced dead at the scene, Essex Live reports.

According to his family, Mr Cook had a passion for cars and motorbikes and had a “zest for life”.

An inquest into his death held on August 27 at Essex Coroner’s Court in Chelmsford said that Mr Cook became “unseated” from the bike before he veered onto the other side of the road.

Tim Cook, 28, sadly died in a crash last week

Liz Wood, coroner’s officer, said: “He became unseated from his motorcycle, crossed on to the other side of the carriageway and collided with an oncoming vehicle.

“Paramedics attended and his death was confirmed at 6.43pm.”

A post-mortem examination was carried out by pathologist Dr McKenzie at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Dr McKenzie established that Mr Cook sadly died as a result of multiple injuries.

His family have paid tribute to him, describing him as a “dearly loved son, brother, boyfriend and friend to everyone that knew him.”

Tim was training to become a fully qualified optician and enjoyed scuba diving and magic.

His family said that he “was never known without a smile or a cheeky grin.”

Mr Cook’s death is still being investigated and as a result no date has been fixed for the full inquest hearing.

Anyone who witnessed the crash, or has any information, should contact Essex Police on 101 quoting incident number 970 of August 19.

Alternatively, you can give information anonymously at Crimestoppers, online or by calling 0800 555 111.

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