Crash driver was twice over alcohol limit, inquest told
A POPULAR biker who died in a car crash was more than twice over the drink-drive limit and had taken drugs, his inquest heard.
Harry Moss, 50, died from multiple injuries after his black Fiat Ulysse overturned on the Canterbury-bound carriageway of the A28 between Birchington and Nicholas-at-Wade.
The self-employed builder and former Herne Bay FC footballer was thrown through the windscreen after it hit the grass verge in the middle of the dual-carriageway on Saturday, September 24, an inquest was told.
Pathologist Dr Salim Anjarwalla said the post-mortem examination revealed 170mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood – the legal limit for driving is 80mg.
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A "trace" of the amphetamine commonly known as speed was found in Mr Moss' blood, Dr Anjarwalla told the inquest.
Two plastic bags of white powder were discovered with Mr Moss' body and police believe it was cocaine, although it has not been tested.
Police were unable to tell what speed the vehicle was travelling at when it crashed and have not ruled out the possibility Mr Moss had been distracted by something, such as an animal running into the road.
Mr Moss, from Herne Bay, was treated by paramedics and taken to the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital in Margate, where he died the same evening.
An off-duty consultant orthopedic surgeon from the QEQM, Dr Casua, stopped and gave first aid.
Two witnesses travelling in a car behind, Russell and Jenny Horrigan, called the emergency services.
Mr Moss was a member of the Easily Led Bike Club.
The coroner's court recorded a verdict of accidental death.