Tuesday 25 July 2017

Motorcycle medic died of 'traumatic injuries'

Dr Hinds, from Tullyish Road, Gilford, Banbridge, Co Down, died as a result of multiple traumatic injuries, according to pathologist Professor Mary Leader. (Stock picture)
Dr Hinds, from Tullyish Road, Gilford, Banbridge, Co Down, died as a result of multiple traumatic injuries, according to pathologist Professor Mary Leader. (Stock picture)

Louise Roseingrave

A rapid response medic who volunteered his skills at motorcycle racing events died of multiple traumatic injuries, an inquest into his death heard.

Irish road racing volunteer Dr John Hinds (35), an anaesthetist at Craigavon Hospital in Co Armagh, died at Beaumont Hospital on July 4, 2015, following a road crash.

The incident happened near Skerries, Co Dublin, as Dr Hinds followed race contenders during a practice session for the Skerries 100 on July 3, 2015.

Dr Hinds was a volunteer for the Motorcycle Union of Ireland (MCUI), providing rapid response medical aid at road race meetings.

He died after his motorcycle hit a wall on a public road that was subject to a road-closure order to facilitate the races.

Dr Hinds's partner Dr Janet Acheson and his mother Josephine Hinds attended the opening of an inquest into his death at Dublin Coroner's Court.

Dr Hinds, from Tullyish Road, Gilford, Banbridge, Co Down, died as a result of multiple traumatic injuries, according to pathologist Professor Mary Leader.

Gardaí are trying to obtain video footage connected to the incident posted on the internet following the race. It is understood the video footage was recorded by a spectator and posted to Facebook. The inquest was adjourned until July for further mention with a full hearing scheduled for October.

Irish Independent

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