Report news now! Text pictures & video to 80360, starting message with WITNESS then leave a space
Husband suffered 'unsurvivable' injuries in motorbike test drive crash in Crossway, Colindale
A 25-year-old husband suffered “unsurvivable injuries” when he crashed a high-powered motorbike during an illegal test drive, an inquest heard this morning.
Amir Mustafa Mohyuddin suffered fatal head and chest injuries when he lost control of the 600cc Suzuki racing bike and hit a brick wall on July 17 last year.
The minicab driver, of Hillfield Avenue, Colindale, had taken out the bike, which he was looking to buy from a neighbour, despite having no training or insurance.
North London Coroner’s Court in High Barnet heard today how the former Christ College School student lost control at speeds of 37mph just a short distance from where he set off.
The popular family man, who lived with his wife, parents, brother and sister-in-law, veered off the road and collided with a wall in Crossway, at the junction with Colin Gardens, at 5.19pm.
He was thrown from the bike with such force he lost his helmet and his clothes were torn off and road death investigators told the inquest he was found 21 metres from the point of impact.
A witness in an on-coming car said the bike went into a wobble as Mr Mohyuddin came around a bend where Hillfield Road becomes Crossway, before it shot across the road and into the wall.
The inquest heard how earlier that day, Mr Mohyuddin had taken his close friend Umair Tahir to inspect the bike at his neighbour’s home.
In a statement read to the court, Mr Tahir described how Mr Mohyuddin had stalled the bike “about seven times” in an attempt to get it from the garden to the front of the house before he set off.
Learner riders are restricted to motorbikes with an engine of 125cc and collision investigator PC Brian Deveraux said it would be very difficult for a novice to keep control of a 600cc model.
Mr Tahir said he stood chatting with the neighbour after Mr Mohyuddin set off and became worried when an ambulance rushed past them ten minutes later.
Witnesses at the scene came to the aid of Mr Mohyuddin, who was initially breathing and had landed in the recovery position, but he was pronounced dead at 6.15pm soon after paramedics arrived.
A post mortem found he suffered severe and multiple injuries to his head and chest, and Coroner Andrew Walker said today that “no amount of medical care given at the scene would have saved him”.
He recorded a conclusion of accidental death.
The accident prompted Mr Mohyuddin’s friend, Sachin Patel, to gather a road safety petition calling for yellow lines to prevent cars parking on the corner and creating a blind bend.
Almost 200 people have since signed the petition and Barnet Council says it is looking into the safety concerns.
Comments are closed on this article.