Rider killed after motorway crash

PUBLISHED: 14:08 01 March 2007 | UPDATED: 10:12 31 May 2010

A MOTORCYCLIST from Saffron Walden was killed when his motorbike struck a car on the M25 on Friday. Robert Feneck, 28, of Clanver End, Wendens Ambo, was travelling east towards junction 24, the Potters Bar exit, when the crash happened at about 11.45pm.

A MOTORCYCLIST from Saffron Walden was killed when his motorbike struck a car on the M25 on Friday.

Robert Feneck, 28, of Clanver End, Wendens Ambo, was travelling east towards junction 24, the Potters

Bar exit, when the crash happened at about 11.45pm.

A Hertfordshire Police spokesman said: "It is believed a blue Ford Escort, driven by a male from Hornchurch in Essex was travelling east along the M25 when for reasons unknown at this time, the driver lost control.

"The vehicle collided with the central reservation crash barrier and stopped in lane three, at a right angle to oncoming traffic."

The black Suzuki motorcycle, being ridden by Mr Feneck, also travelling east, then collided with the Ford Escort.

The stationary Ford Escort was then struck by a blue Ford Mondeo being driven by a 40-year-old man from Suffolk, who had a 48-year-old male passenger from Colchester.

Both vehicles suffered damage, but there were no serious injuries.

The police spokesman said: "The incident blocked the carriageway and closures were put on at junctions 22 and 23 that were not lifted until around 6am the following morning.

"The backlog of traffic was diverted to avoid the accident site."

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said they had received five 999 calls about the accident.

He said: "We sent an ambulance, a fast response car and a station manager.

"An off-duty doctor was passing and stopped to help, which the ambulance service is grateful for.

"Unfortunately, the 28-year-old Saffron Walden man was pronounced dead at the scene by the doctor and an emergency care practitioner."

The man's body was taken to the mortuary at the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Welwyn Garden City.

A post mortem examination carried out revealed Mr Feneck died from multiple traumatic injuries.

An inquest was opened and adjourned by coroner Edward Thomas on Tuesday.

Anyone who witnessed the collision or who was using that stretch of the M25 and may have seen any of the vehicles involved is asked to contact PC Rob Jackson of Hertfordshire Police on 08453 300222.

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