A VERDICT of accidental death has been recorded on a Huddersfield man who died in a motorcycle crash.
Dad of two Neil Ford died in hospital hours after a crash on the famous Isle of Man TT course.
The keen motorcyclist was one of many bikers who drove around the course in between the races.
An inquest in Douglas, Isle of Man, heard that Mr Ford suffered massive head injuries.
Mr Ford, of Oddfellows Villas, Kirkheaton, was riding his Suzuki motorbike around the TT circuit when he was in collision with a car on May 31.
He was taken to the Noble’s Hospital on the island where he was treated in the intensive care unit, but died the following day due to head injuries.
The hearing was told he had suffered a haemorrhage due to traumatic brain injuries, caused as result of his being involved in a traffic collision.
Mr Ford, who worked as a lorry shunter, collided with a car near the Alpine Corner and heading towards Ballaugh from Kirk Michael on the 37.7-mile course. The car had been travelling in the same direction.
There was no race going on at the time. Hundreds of bikers go round the circuit each year just to see it for themselves.
Coroner John Needham recorded a verdict of accidental death and again offered his condolences to the family.
Mr Ford left two children, son Ayrton and daughter Jennie, and three grandchildren.
Mr Ford had been visiting the 2012 TT Festival – which took place from May 26 to June 8.
The people in the Renault car were not injured.
Mr Ford was the fourth person to have been killed on the Island’s roads since the start of this year’s TT festival.