A “BRILLIANT” motorcyclist died in a crash on a main road in Hampshire, an inquest heard.

Roy Baker, 22, of West Dean, died on the A27 following a collision with a Mini when both motorists were travelling towards Whiteparish.

It was heard emergency services were called to the collision, near Sherfield English, at approximately 3.15pm on Sunday, April 7, but Mr Baker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Winchester Coroner’s Court was told that Mr Baker attempted to overtake the driver of the Mini, Heather O’Brien, while riding his Honda motorbike.

The car then turned into a private driveway, colliding with Mr Baker, who sustained “fatal injuries”.

The court was also told Mr Baker had cannabis in his system at the time of the accident.

Speaking after the inquest, Roy’s father Paul Baker said: “There has been no justice here at all and the woman driving the Mini couldn’t even say sorry on the phone today [when she spoke to give evidence].

“It has killed us and everyday the whole family goes to his grave; all of my children are my life.”

He added: “We are so proud of Roy and and I want my son to rest in peace now.

“Roy was amazing and brilliant with everyone and everything he achieved in his short life has been taken away from him.”

Assistant coroner, Simon Burge, said: “We want to offer our condolences on what was a tragic accident.

“The vehicle ahead of Roy slowed down and proceeded to turn right into a private driveway.

“He collided with the driver’s side of the turning car and that collision caused him to be catapulted onto the verge where he sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.”

Driver Heather O’Brien told the coroner’s court by phone call: “I was heading to the Airbnb where I was going to stay and I was not familiar with the A27.

“I used my satellite navigation on my phone and then I stopped in a layby shortly before the Sherfield English, where I memorised the directions given to me by the owner of the property.

“When I saw the signs for the house I turned into the track, where I was sure I indicated, and there was a man.

“I thought he was on the ground and his motorbike was on the verge so I called 999; I was in a state of shock.”

Mr Burge recorded a conclusion of accidental death.

This comes after Roy’s family urged the driver of a dark BMW, which passed the incident, to come forward and help police with the probe into the collision.