Motorcyclist hurtled into lamppost at high speed, inquest told

A motorcyclist died of multiple injuries after hurtling into a lamppost when he lost control on a duel carriageway slip road, an inquest heard.

Gary Pomry, 20, suffered severe neck and head injuries after his bike skidded 12 metres at the junction of Aspen Way and Preston’s Road in Blackwall on October 18.

His passenger, Lee Nathan managed to escape the crash without any serious injuries, despite coming off the bike at the same time, Poplar coroners’ court was told today.

Mr Pomry’s approached the slip road at a rough speed of 50 to 58 miles per hour just after 2am.

The speed limit was 40 miles per hour and witnesses had described the bike as being ridden and accelerated harshly, the court was told.


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London’s Air Ambulance sent a rapid response car to the scene but Mr Pomry was pronounced dead at 2.26am.

A post mortem the next day revealed he had suffered a serious fracture to his skull as well as haemorrhaging.

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Recording a verdict of accidental death, coroner Suzanne Greenaway said: “Excessive speed had caused Gary’s motor to be unable to negotiate his turning into a slip road.”

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