Norfolk motorcyclist dies four days after crash

David BaleA motorcyclist died in hospital four days after being involved in a road crash, an inquest heard.Gino Zagni, 44, was pronounced dead at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on April 8.David Bale

A motorcyclist died in hospital four days after being involved in a road crash, an inquest heard.

Gino Zagni, 44, was pronounced dead at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on April 8.

He is the third motorcyclist to die on Norfolk's roads this year.

An inquest into his death was opened and adjourned in Norwich yesterday.


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The inquest heard that the sales manager, from Kiln Road, Horsford, was travelling towards Norwich on the B1149 Holt road at Horsford on Sunday, April 4, at about 9.10am, when his motorbike collided with the back of a stationary car that had been towing a trailer and was waiting to turn at Hall Lane.

Norfolk Coroner William Armstrong adjourned the inquest to a date to be fixed.

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Mr Zagni's partner Catherine Reeder was 'too emotional' to pay her own tribute to Mr Zagni yesterday, but several bouquets of flowers have been left at the scene of the accident.

The news comes just days after road safety bosses called for motorcyclists to take care on the county's roads as the riding season gets under way.

Figures show that riders account for a quarter of the deaths and crashes on the county's roads despite making up only 1pc of traffic.

Two motorcyclists were killed on the county's roads in March this year - a 47-year-old after a crash on the A1101 Elm High Road towards Outwell on the Norfolk/ Cambridgeshire border and a 50-year-old on the A143 Beccles Road at Toft Monks.

In Norfolk 10 motorcyclists were killed last year and 83 were seriously injured.

Meanwhile, new 'Hugger' branded Think Bike signs have been put up to remind car drivers to actively think about bikes and new schemes have been put in place to improve the defensive riding and machine control skills of riders.

Would you like to pay tribute to Mr Zagni in the Evening News? Call reporter David Bale on 01603 772427 or email david.bale2@archant.co.uk.

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