Inquest not resumed for Droitwich motorbike collision victim

First published in Local

A DECISION has been made not to resume the inquest of a Droitwich man who died in a road traffic collision last October after criminal proceedings were brought in the case.

Nigel Tillett of Bower Street, Droitwich, died on October 19, 2013 after his Honda motorbike was involved in a collision with a Jaguar car on the A38 north of Wychbold.

Mr Tillett, who was 46 at the time of his death, was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham following the collision, where he died as a result of multiple injuries.

The Jaguar driver, 60-year-old John Churchill of Crown Lane, Wychbold, admitted causing death by careless driving and was given an 18-month driving ban, 12 month community order and 200 hours of unpaid work by Worcester magistrates on April 25 this year.

Speaking after the court hearing, PC Dave Ashley of West Mercia Police, who investigated the case, said: “Mr Tillett’s death happened as a result of a mistake by Mr Churchill, a momentary lapse of attention. Both Mr Tillett’s family and Mr Churchill will have to live with the tragic consequences for the rest of their lives, but we hope this case will make other drivers remember to pause and take a good look around for motorcyclists before pulling out from junctions or turning across oncoming traffic from filter lanes.”

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