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That’s blown it

There’s nothing quite like the wind in your face as you zip along on your BMW motorbike – until it ends badly.

Which is what happened to Stephen Pengilly when he was killed in a freak accident on the M4 motorway in Berkshire, England. He hit a large piece of a lorry tyre, came off his bike, and then was almost immediately run over by a Mercedes taxi. The tyre chunk weighed more than 60 kilos and came from a heavy goods vehicle carrying beer.

Inquest verdict: accidental death.

Photo by: André Karwath