Fatal collision 1 May 2016 Nethergate Street, Clare, Suffolk

Last updated 10 October 2016
Nethergate Street, Clare, Suffolk (show full map)
Casualties Sean Hickey, 44 (fatality)
Time of incident 3:30pm, 1 May 2016
Vehicles involved Pedal cycle, Car
Incident factors None known
Police details Suffolk, incident 232

An inquest held in October 2016 heard that Sean Hickey swerved across the central line of the carriageway into a slow-moving oncoming vehicle while riding at 22mph. The reason for this swerve was not established: one theory was that he intended to overtake slowing vehicles in front of him, while another was that he swerved as a result of a medical episode (a post mortem found evidence of a coronary thrombosis which gave credence to this latter theory).

Assistant coroner Nigel Parsley recorded a verdict of death by traffic collision.