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Learner driver died in horror crash just minutes into his first motorbike lesson


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A learner driver who was involved in an horrific motorbike crash just minutes into his first lesson died as a result of a tragic accident, an inquest heard.

Darren Jobling, 50, was killed after being flung from his bike and crashing into a tree on Front Street West in Bedlington on July 29 last year.

A hearing at Newcastle Civic Centre heard no reason could be found as to why he rapidly accelerated and lost control of his Yamaha 700cc bike, after being described as a "smooth and competent" driver.

His bike was found 30 metres further down the street where it had ploughed into a parked white Kia Sportage.

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, were called to the scene at about 12.15pm and he was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle, where he died around four hours later.

His family said he has been a "huge miss" and thanked emergency services who tried to save his life.

View the full article at The Chronicle

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