A MOTORCYCLIST died of head injuries after a crash near Holmfirth, an inquest heard.
Mr Winston Garlick, 28, died after coming off his 600cc Suzuki motorbike and smashing into a wall.
Another motorcyclist Stephen Allen said in a statement that he and Mr Garlick, of Slaithwaite Hall, Slaithwaite, went out on their motorbikes on July 28.
Mr Garlick was ahead on the A635 Greenfield Road travelling towards Holmfirth.
As he approached a left hand bend he saw Mr Garlick coming off his motorbike.
Mr Garlick collided with a Vauxhall Astra and hit a wall.
Mr Brian Lawrence told the inquest he was driving away from Holmfirth Shooting School at Greenfield Road in his black Toyota Rav 4 when he and his wife and daughter were overtaken by two motorbikes. He estimated they were travelling at between 60mph and 70mph.
He then saw a body in the road with an open head wound and blood gushing from the helmet.
The motorbike was in flames and threatened to blow up.
He said: "Myself and two men moved him away from the flames and put him in the recovery position. A lady came with a towel to stop the bleeding."
An ambulance arrived within about five minutes.
Mr Leonard Archer was with his wife in the Vauxhall Astra when they were hit by the bike.
He said: "There was a bang and the car shook. I saw the rider flying down the road with blood pouring from his helmet."
Pc Kevin Weatherby, of the police accident investigation branch at Wakefield, said
that although the national speed limit was in place, he did not believe the accident could have been avoided at the maximum speed.
"It is an accident waiting to happen at that speed."
Blood tests found Mr Garlick had not taken alcohol or any banned drugs. A pathologist found he died of brain damage.
Kirklees coroner, Roger Whittaker recorded accidental death.