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TT visitor hit temporary signpost

Wed, 08 Sep 2010

A18 Mountain Road whilst one way
A18 Mountain Road whilst one way

An inquest into the death of a visiting biker has heard he collided with a temporary signpost in place to advise of the TT one-way system on the Mountain Road.

29 year old Matthew Alexander Evans died in a crash on the Friday of this year's TT practice week.

The court was told he died of massive head injuries after his helmet came off in the collision

The inquest heard of the considerable speed that can be achieved on the stretch of road where he died.

The section leading upto Mountain Box is derestricted and is relatively straight, allowing riders to achieve speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour.

Coroner of Inquests Alistair Montgomerie explained that the signpost legally had to be in place to make other road users aware

The Mountain Road has been subject to a temporary one-way system during TT fortnight in recent years, in order to reduce the number of collisions.

 

Energy FM previously stated that Alistair Montgomerie criticised the position of the signpost. This was not the case and we are happy to correct this

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