Motorcyclists killed after losing control on A6 bend

The A6 between Buxton and Bakewell, near to the scene of the collision.
The A6 between Buxton and Bakewell, near to the scene of the collision.

A Derbyshire coroner has heard how a man and a woman were killed when their high-powered motorcycle collided with a van between Buxton and Bakewell.

The driver of the Kawasaki 1400cc motorbike was pronounced dead at the scene while his passenger died in hospital two days later.

The Coroners Court, Basil Close, Chesterfield.

The Coroners Court, Basil Close, Chesterfield.

Coroner James Newman heard evidence from PC Darren Parkin, of Derbyshire Police’s collision investigation unit.

PC Parkin described how on May 12 at around 7.30pm, Roy Edward Williams, 48, of Manchester, lost control of the bike and crossed onto the other side of the carriageway on a bend of the A6 while riding from Bakewell to Buxton.

He and his passenger, Diane Louise Jones, 46, also of Manchester, collided with a Ford Transit van travelling in the opposite direction.

PC Parkin said: “Roy was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics and Diane was taken to hospital, where she died two days later on May 14.

“We held an appeal for witnesses and have all the details we need from the people on the road at the time.

“One of them was the van driver.”

Mr Newman said the final inquest into the deaths of Roy Edward Williams and Diane Louise Jones would be held on July 28 at Chesterfield Coroners’ Court.

Two witnesses who were on the road at the time and scene investigating and collision police officers will give evidence.

There have been a number of serious road traffic collisions on the A6 between Bakewell and Buxton over the years.