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Peter Kilshaw, who died on 21st June 2017

30-year-old motorcyclist Peter Kilshaw died as a result of major trauma to his head after he slammed into an oncoming car, an inquest has this week heard.

The well-known sea cadet instructor of Terminus Road, Cowes was travelling towards Shalfleet from Gurnard when the tragic accident occurred on the afternoon of 21st June 2017. His motorcycle was involved in collision with a VW Bettle on a twisty section of road.

Emergency services, including the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, were called to the scene on the main Porchfield road near the junction with Town Lane at around 17:50. Tragically, Peter’s life could not be saved and he was declared dead at the scene.

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Mr Kilshaw sustained devastating head injuries in the crash as a result of his helmet coming off.

The 62-year-old male driver of the VW car managed to escape the incident uninjured.

Toxicology reports conducted on behalf of the coroner discovered that Mr Kilshaw had cannabis in his system, but it cannot be ascertained if the drugs were the cause of the crash.

Caroline Sumerary, coroner for the Isle of Wight has concluded the death to be as a result of a road traffic collision.

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