A 24-year-old motorcyclist from Llanfyllin died from multiple injuries after he was involved in a collision with an SUV, an inquest has heard.

Daniel Mark Hughes, a welding fabricator who lived at Bridge Street, was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene of the crash between Morda and Llynclys on Sunday, June 4, 2017.

He was riding his motorcycle along the A483 south of Oswestry when he came into collision with a black Hyundai Tuscson driven by Susan Hewart Chambers at around 2.15pm.

At an inquest held at Shirehall in Shrewsbury on Wednesday, November 18, the court heard that Mr Hughes had met with his friend Jake Moreton for breakfast in Llansantffraid.

In a written statement, Mr Moreton, a friend since the pair met at Llanfyllin High School, said that Mr Hughes was in a “good mood” and in “good spirits”, and that he was taking his motorbike for a ride.

Giving evidence in court, witness George Hughes, of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, said “what happened that day will never go out of my mind”.

He told the court that he had finished a job in Oswestry and had pulled over to adjust the straps on his vehicle.

“Daniel had approached me from my right, and eased off thinking I was going to step into the road,” Mr Hughes said.

He added that the motorbike he had seen “seconds” before resuming his journey had been riding “sensibly” and within the speed limit.

Another witness, Jaqueline Downes, of The Bungalow, Lower Sweeney, said she didn’t see the collision but heard a “loud bang”.

She went to see what had happened and saw Susan Hewart Chambers’ car and helped her to get out of the vehicle.

Consultant pathologist Dr George Powell added that there was no alcohol found in Mr Hughes body and that it did not play a part in his death.

He died almost instantly, the hearing was told.

The inquest was adjourned for further witnesses to be heard, and it will be concluded at a later date to be decided by the coroner shortly.