Search

Dagenham dad died after speed hump on Hornchurch road caused him to lose control of motorbike, inquest hears

PUBLISHED: 14:09 04 December 2018

Simon Hoskin lived in Alibon Gardens in Dagenham and had two daughters. Picture: Facebook/Sammie Slade Simons

Simon Hoskin lived in Alibon Gardens in Dagenham and had two daughters. Picture: Facebook/Sammie Slade Simons

Archant

A 28-year-old from Dagenham died after a motorcycle crash in Hornchurch caused serious injuries including one to his head, despite wearing a helmet, an inquest heard.

Simon Hoskin, who died after crashing a motorbike in Hornchurch in May. Picture: Facebook/Sammie Slade SimonsSimon Hoskin, who died after crashing a motorbike in Hornchurch in May. Picture: Facebook/Sammie Slade Simons

Simon Hoskin, 28, was riding down Ardleigh Green Road in Hornchurch on May 17 when he lost control of the motorbike, hitting a kerb and crashing into a lamp post.

A coroner concluded the builder, who lived in Alibon Gardens, died of multiple injuries, including lacerations to his liver and a significant head injury, even though he was hearing a helmet.

At an inquest on Monday, family and friends paid tribute to the “cheeky and happy” father-of-two.

“He was strong, protective and hardworking,” his father Mark said.

“He was an extremely friendly individual, who never stopped smiling and never held grudges. The pain his death has caused is unbearable.”

“Simon was not only liked, he was loved,” said Jenna Phillips, his best friend.

“He loved playing pranks on people and laughing and joking with his mates. He was a very caring guy with a heart of gold, who would do anything for the ones he loved.”

Shortly after 5am on May 17, Simon was riding down Ardleigh Road near Nelmes Way when he went over a speedbump.

Using CCTV from 200 metres north of the crash, officers estimated his average speed was 58mph. Simon was driving a 700CC motorbike, and the court heard he did not have a valid licence for this type of bike and was not an experienced rider.

The road had potholes, a damaged surface and faded markings, although forensics officers concluded these weren’t significant enough to have caused the crash.

The potholes and road markings have since been filled and repainted.

Emergency services were called almost immediately by someone who heard the crash from his house.

Despite attempts to resuscitate him, Simon went into cardiac arrest and died at the scene.

Senior coroner, Nadia Persaud, said: “I agree with the post mortem’s cause of death as multiple injuries. I’m satisfied that Simon had little experience with riding this type of motorbike. I can’t safely conclude that speed was a factor, but I can conclude the speed hump was likely to be a factor.”

Latest Romford News Stories

Yesterday, 21:16

Two handguns, a loaded shotgun and £50,000 of suspected ill-gotten cash have been seized by police at an Upminster address.

A disgraced former police officer who was jailed for blackmailing prostitutes worked at Queen’s Hospital for a year after getting out of prison and never underwent a compulsory background check, the Recorder can reveal.

Yesterday, 14:00

Thieves stole Christmas decorations costing hundreds of pounds from the gardens of two Romford homes.

Yesterday, 13:00

Residents who paid more than £200,000 for mobile homes are demanding their money back after the planning inspectorate found their homes had been illegally built.

Yesterday, 12:00

A family from Collier Row is raising funds for a meningitis charity with their special Christmas lights display.

Yesterday, 10:40

St Edward’s Academy in Romford celebrated the hard work and dedication of its support staff by hosting a Stars in our Schools event.

Yesterday, 07:00

A market trader didn’t torch a £260,000 Ferrari because he had a broken ankle ‘after falling off his van replacing an aerial’, a court has heard.

Wed, 15:00

Audiences are invited to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas at Brookside Theatre’s festive musical, A Christmas Carol.

PROMOTED CONTENT

From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now