A BIKER who died when his motorcycle smashed into the back of a queue of traffic was speeding, an inquest heard.
Ronley Day, 31, of West Park Street, Dewsbury, died almost instantly when he lost control of his Suzuki bike and careered into a Vauxhall Cavalier on July 8, 2004.
He suffered massive internal bleeding in his chest cavity and lungs.
Mr Day was travelling along Halifax Road, in Staincliffe, Dewsbury. Witnesses appearing at Huddersfield Coroners' Court yesterday described how he accelerated and could not slow down in time.
Mark Wasp, of Almondbury, was driving his heavy goods vehicle in Halifax Road and saw the crash happen.
"I could hear the bike at the bottom of the hill. Then Mr Day overtook me," he said.
"By the sound of the bike it was coming at some speed. I could see that the cars ahead were stationary.
"He came past at about 50 or 60mph. I could not understand why he was still accelerating."
Stephen Berry, from Liversedge, was driving his car in the opposite direction towards Heckmondwike when he also heard the bike accelerating.
"I have ridden motorbikes myself and I could tell he was going very quickly. By the time he got to us he must have been doing 70 or 80 mph.
"I saw his brake light come on and the bike slipped sideways.
"It was just one moment of madness. I don't know if he was late or trying to make time up or what."
Pc Christopher Bentham, an accident investigator, said detailed examinations of the bike showed it was in good working order.
He also confirmed the conditions on the day were dry and fine.
Coroner Roger Whittaker recorded a verdict of accidental death.