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Gisburn double fatal bike crash remains a mystery
AN inquest found ‘no obvious explanation’ for a motorbike crash which killed a “kind and loving” couple.
Keith Lowcock, 55, and his wife, Elaine, 48, died after being thrown from their Honda CBR 1100 on the A682 Burnley Road, in Gisburn, in October.
The couple had been riding towards Barrowford at about 5.30pm when they lost control on a left-hand bend, close to Howgill Lane and a caravan park, and hit a wire fence.
In a tribute from their children after the tragedy, Christopher Lowcock, 29, and Lindsay Lowcock, 24, said ‘no words could express their devastating loss’.
At yesterday’s inquest, at Clitheroe Town Hall, a verdict of accidental death was recorded on the couple, of Heywood, who had been married for 30 years.
Deputy coroner Carolyn Singleton said no other vehicle had been involved in the accident.
She said: “The accident investigator also found there were no contaminants on the road, or problems with the road surface.
“There were also no problems found with the bike that could have caused, or contributed to, the collision.
“Mr Lowcock was taking medication for angina and it was in his blood stream at a level which could have caused tiredness.
"However, he was an experienced mot-orcyclist who had been riding for several years.
“There is no obvious explanation at all,” she added.
Previously that stretch of the A682 was named the most dangerous in Europe, leading Lancashire County Council to carry out engineering work on the road in a bid to make it safer.
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